Mahamrityunjaya Shiva Mantra and Its Healing Power
Mahamrityunjaya Shiva Mantra is actually the most powerful mantra of Lord Shiva. It is possible to conquer death by chanting this mantra. This truth is mentioned in the Rig Veda. It bestows longevity, wards off calamities and prevents untimely death. It also removes fears of bad omen. This eternal mantra is also a part of the Yajurveda.
Appreciation of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
The word Mahamrityunjaya is a unification of three words- ‘Maha’, ‘Mrityun’ and ‘Jaya’. ‘Maha’ means Great , ‘Mrityun’ means Death and ‘Jaya’ means Victory. By chanting this Shiva mantra one can get victory over death. Maha Mrityunjaya original Vedic mantra is written in Sanskrit. It is-
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat॥
“We concentrate on our third eye which lies behind the two eyes and this gives us the power to feel you and by this we feel happy, satisfied and peace in life. We know immortality is not possible but some extension can be given to our death by your powers”
This four-line mantra has eight symbols in each line. While chanting this mantra, a Shiva devotee feels a vibration spreading throughout his/her body. This vibration heals thousands of wounds inside the body in an instant. Not only that, this mantra also plays a special role in increasing brain power. There have been several studies on this mantra in modern times. It shows that the neurons inside the brain become so active while reciting the mantra that attention gradually begins to increase. At the same time, intelligence and memory also improve. In many books, this mantra is also called Rudra Mantra. The word Rudra means vigor or strength and Rudra is also another name of Lord Shiva. This mantra makes the human body so strong that no disease gets a chance to become complicated. Many sages called this special mantra by this name (Rudra Mantra) keeping in mind the vigour or strength of Lord Shiva. This mantra is also known as Triyambakam Mantra to many. The word Triyambakam means the three eyes of Lord Shiva. Last but not least, the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is also known by many as the “Mrita Sanjivani Mantra (life-restoring mantra”.
Mythological Stories behind Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is associated with some mythological stories. Our sacred scriptures refer to a time when no human being living on this earth died. As a result, the world’s food reserves began to run out. To solve this problem Yam Raj first introduced the people of this materialistic world to death. Besides, it was needed to restore the balance between life and death. Then Yam Raj took this resposiblity. As a result, the fear of death entered people’s minds so much that they always thought they would die. Even their body began to break down because of this fear. At that time Lord Shiva handed over a Brahmastra to mankind, a weapon that could overcome fear. Do you know what that Brahmastra was? It was nothing but Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. So if you also want to have a beautiful, disease-free life, then you can try this mantra given by Lord Shiva himself. I can swear that you will get benefits. Not only that, there is no substitute for this mantra to strengthen the mind by removing any kind of fear.
There are two versions behind the mention of this mantra in Shiva Purana. The first one goes by this: The mantra was only known by Rishi Markandeya, who was given the boon of this mantra by Lord Shiva, himself, after the former earnestly prayed to the Lord himself. So, when Lord Moon was cursed by King Daksha and was on the verge of dying, the latter’s daughter Sati approached Rishi Markendeya and requested him to save Lord Moon, using this mantra. According to another theory, Lord Shiva passed on this mantra to Rishi Shukracharya, who later taught this to Rishi Dadichi. Sage Dadichi then used it in order to save King Kshuva, and that is how this mantra was revealed to all and came to be known as a life saver.
Healing Power of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
The healing power of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra(watch video) is unbelivable. Few points of its benefits on human life are descibed below:
(i) If you chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra regularly, you will find happiness and prosperity in life. So those whose lives have become miserable due to misfortune can start chanting this great mantra regularly. It is believed that if this mantra can be chanted 108 times every day, one never has to face hardships in life.
(ii) According to the scriptures, if this powerful mantra is recited 108 times a day, the effect of good energy around it increases so much that the negative energy cannot even come close to the devotee. As a result, the risk of any kind of danger is reduced. At the same time, the effect of black magic is cut off in an instant. So my friends, if you want to live your life in peace and happiness, then don’t forget to chant this Shiva mantra regularly!
(iii) According to Shiva Purana, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is the mantra that protects from any kind of danger. Not only that, this mantra also reduces the risk of any kind of accident. So those who have signs of accident in their horoscopes, do not forget to chant this mantra regularly!
(iv) It is believed that when Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is chanted, the level of positive energy in every corner of the house begins to increase. As a result, there is a touch of holiness in the home environment. And when the environment of the household becomes pure, it does not take long for the arrival of gods and goddesses to take place there.
The Proper Way of Chanting Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra should be chanted in a proper way. If the mantra can be chanted according to the right rules, then the divine power inside the body increases so much that Death fears to approach to the devotee. In the first step, try to pronounce the mantra correctly. Be careful not to mispronounce in any way. Then sit quietly in the lotus position and start chanting the mantra in one mind. Try to concentrate between the two eyes while reciting the mantra. If you do so, you will see that concentration will come back easily. Incidentally, it may be difficult to recite the mantra in one’s mind at first. So gradually increase the time of chanting. At one time you will see that you can easily recite the mantra 108 times.
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a very auspicious Shiva mantra. Shiva devotees chant this for its magical healing power. We are now so scared of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak around the world. There is currently no vaccine or medicine to cure this disease. The life saving power of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra can save human lives from this fatal disease.
Jay Shiva Shambhu