Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
The Mahamrityunjay Mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva is a centuries old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss. Lord Shiva, the third member of the Hindu Trinity ( The Trinity comprises of Lord Brahma who is the creater, Lord MahaVishnu who is the preserver and Lord Shiva the destroyer), is said to be the Lord of great mercy and compassion. Lord Shiva's destruction is not negative but nourishing and constructive. Lord Shiva's destruction builds and transforms life and energy for the welfare of the world. 'Mrityunjay' is another name for Lord Shiva. It is said to be Lord Shiva's moksha mantra. The Maha Mrityunjay is a mantra that is said to rejuvenate, bestow health, wealth, a long life, peace, prosperity, satisfaction, immortality and contentment. Mahamrityunjay Mantra is a Mantra to conquer death and connects us to our own inner divinity. This Mantra is also referred to as 'Tryambakam mantra' and 'Rudra Mantra'.

The Mantra

"Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat"

Meaning of the Mantra

"We worship the Three-eyed One who is fragrant, immensely merciful & and who is the Protector of the devotees. May he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality, Even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper."

By chanting this Mahamrityunjay Mantra, divine vibrations are generated which wards off all the negative vibrations and evil forces and create a powerful protective shield. And it is said to protect the one who chants against accidents and misfortunes of every kind. It is also said to have a powerful healing of diseases declared incurable even by the doctors. This is the Mantra to conquer death and connects us to our own inner divinity. This Mantra will grant you best health and preserve you from all kinds of misfortunes, dangers and accidents. Even if there is an earthquake that tears the ground beneath you into pieces, no danger can approach you. You will be protected wherever you are. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra chanting helps to please Saturn.

Meditate on the meaning of this Mantra while you repeat it. Direct all your inner attention to the wonderful, all-seeing and all-pervading Divinity as a radiant light. Feel the light in front of you, behind you, above you, below you, all around you and inside you. God is in our eyes, our soul and wherever we look God is there before us. This mantra should be chanted facing the East or North direction and chanted preferably using a Rudraksha rosary 108 times regularly starting on a Monday in a divine atmosphere.

Laghu Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 

Laghu Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is the short form of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. This Mantra is also known as Pandashakshri Mantra. The mantra is given below.

 'Om Joom Sah Mam palay palay sah joom om'

If you are chanting this mantra for someone else then replace the word 'mam' with the name of the person for whom you are chanting the mantra.



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