Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also called as Aum Tryambakam Mantra.
In reality, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one of the Vedas' most powerful mantras, containing Lord Shiva's strength and capable of resolving any issue. It is made up of three Hindi words:
• Maha – great or wonderful
• Mrityun – death
• Jaya –  victory Resulting in…
Victory Over Death

Meaning of the Mantra

Meaning of the Mantra

ॐ Aum

We worship the Three-eyed Lord,
who is fragrant and who nourishes and nurtures all beings.

As the ripened cucumber  is freed from its bondage to the creeper,

may he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.

English Phonetic Translation

Phonetic Translation Aum 
Tryambakam yajaamahe
Urvaarukam·iva bandhanaant

Word for Word Meaning

Sanskrit Version Auṁ
is a sacred/mystical syllable त्र्यम्बकम् tryambakam
(Try=Three)+ अम्बकम् (Ambakam=Eyes)
One who has three eyes यजामहेyajāmahe
We worship, adore, honour, revere you- सुगन्धिम् sugandhim
 the fragrant (spiritual Essence) not physical fragrance, but fragrance of character.

पुष्टिpuṣṭi = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, fullness of life.

वर्धनम् vardhanam
is one who nourishes, strengthens or restores (in health, wealth
well-being) उर्वारुकमिव urvārukamiva
उर्वारु Urvaaru=Cucumber
इवIva=Like, In the same manner बन्धनात् bandhanāt
means bound down, Bondage [of Samsara or Worldly Life]'I am bound down just like a cucumber (to a vine)'. मृत्यु mrtyu
Death मुक्षीयmukṣīya
Liberation मृत्योर्मुक्षीय mṛtyormukṣīya
Free, Liberate us from the fear of Death मामृतात्Maa-Amrtaat
Liberate us from the death (for the sake of Immortality
मा (Maa) = Not
अमृत (Amrta) = Immortal

Benefits of Mantra

Triambaka Form Of Shiva


Shiva has always been referred to as Triambaka because he has a third eye. A third eye does not mean a crack in the forehead. It simply means that his perception has reached its ultimate possibility. The third eye is the eye of vision. The two physical eyes are just sensory organs. They feed the mind with all kinds of nonsense because what you see is not the truth. You see this person or that person, and you think something about him, but you are not able to see Shiva in him. So, another eye, an eye of deeper penetration, has to be opened up.

Any amount of thinking and philosophizing will never bring clarity into your mind. Anyone can distort the logical clarity that you create; difficult situations can completely put it into turmoil. Only when vision opens up, only when you have an inner vision, will there be perfect clarity.

What we refer to as Shiva is nothing but the very embodiment of ultimate perception. It is in this context that the Isha Yoga Center celebrates Mahashivratri. It is an opportunity and a possibility for all to raise their perception by at least one notch. This is what Shiva is about, and this is what Yoga is about. It is not a religion; it is the science of inner evolution.

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Anuradha Paudwal Version

  • Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Others
  • Composer: Pankaj Bhatt
  • Producer: Bhushan Kumar


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