Mahamrityunjay Mantra: Meaning, Importance, Story, Method, and Benefits

Mahamrityunjay Mantra: Meaning, Importance, Story, Method, and Benefits

Lord Shiva is considered supreme among all the gods. He is called Mahakal of Kaal. Nothing can harm a man by his grace. Lord Shiva has many miraculous mantras. One of these is the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. This mantra is considered very powerful. According to the belief, by chanting this mantra in a certain number, even the biggest incurable diseases are averted. There is a mythological belief about this mantra that the danger of death is averted by its chanting. If the sum of death is formed in someone's horoscope, then the remedy for chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is said. According to the belief, chanting this mantra increases the life of a person. Chanting this mantra in the month of Sawan is very auspicious. By the grace of Lord Shiva, even Yamraj cannot give any trouble to such a person. Let us know why Mahamrityunjaya Mantra has been considered so effective and how this Maha Mantra was composed.


Mahamrityunjay Mantra


ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam.

Urvarukamiva bandhanan mrityormukshy mamrita

Meaning of Mahamrityunjay Mantra 

We contemplate the three-eyed reality that nourishes and advances the sweet fruitfulness of life. Like the cucumber, we are freed from its stem, not from immortality but from death.

Tryambakam: One with three eyes (Karmakaraka)

Yajamahe: We worship, and honor, our reverends.

Sugandhim: Sweet-smelling, fragrant (karmic)

Prushti: The fullness of a well-nourished state, a flourishing, prosperous life.

Vardhanam: One who nourishes, gives strength, enhancer (in health, wealth, happiness); One who delights, rejoices and bestows health, A good gardener.

Urvarukam: Cucumber (worker).

Eve: Like, like this.

Bandhana: Stem (of gourd); ("From the stem" the fifth inflection - actually longer than the ending -the which converts via sandhi).

Mrityar: From death.

Mukhiya: Set us free, liberate us.

Maa: No

Amrita: Immortality, Moksha


Origin of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

According to the legend, once the sage Mrikandu did severe penance to Lord Shiva to get a child. Pleased with the austerity of his devotee, Lord Shiva granted sage Mrikandu a boon to have children as per his wish, but Lord Shiva told sage Mrikandu that this son would be short-lived. After some time sage Mrikandu got a son. After the birth of the son, the sages told him that the age of this child would be only 16 years. Hearing this, sage Mrikandu became sad.

Seeing her husband surrounded by anxiety, when sage Mrikandu's wife asked him the reason for his grief, she told the whole story. On this, his wife said that if there is the grace of Shiva, then he will also postpone this legislation. The sage named his son Markandeya and also gave him the Shiva mantra. Markandeya always used to be absorbed in Shiva devotion. Time passed and Markandeya grew up. When the time came near, sage Mrikandu told his short life to his son Markandeya. Along with this, he said that if Shivji wants, he will postpone it.

Then in order to remove the sorrow of his parents, Markandeya started worshiping Shiva to get the boon of longevity from Shiva. For the worship of Shiva, Markandeya composed the Mahamrityunjaya mantra and started chanting it unbrokenly while sitting in the Shiva temple.

When Markandeya's age was complete, then the eunuchs came to take his life, but at that time Markandeya was absorbed in the penance of Lord Shiva. Seeing this, the eunuchs went back to Yamraj and came back and told the whole thing. Then Yamraj himself came to take the life of MarkandeyaJi. As soon as he put his loop on him to take the life of Markandeya, the child Markandeya clung to the Shivling.

In such a situation, the loop accidentally fell on the Shivling. Lord Shiva became very angry at Yamraj's aggression and Lord Shiva appeared before Yamraj to protect his devotee, then Yama Dev reminded him of the rule of law, but Shiva changed the law by giving Markandeya a boon of longevity.

In this way, Markandeya composed the Mahamrityunjaya mantra while being absorbed in the devotion of Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva saved his life from Yamraj. This is the reason why the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is called the death-averting mantra.



Benefits Of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra


  • Every person has a wish to live on this earth for long life. In such a situation, one should regularly chant Mahamrityunjaya Mantra for long life. By chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, one gets fear and freedom from premature death.

  • A healthy life is considered to be the biggest asset of any person's life. According to the scriptures, by chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, serious diseases do not come to a person. All diseases are destroyed by chanting this mantra and the person remains healthy.

  • Regular chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra not only gives a person a long life and a healthy physique but also fulfills all kinds of material desires like wealth, splendor, comfort, and luxury. When Lord Bholenath is pleased, there is never any shortage of money and grains in the person.

  • A Shiva devotee who regularly worships Lord Shiva and chants the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra gets position, prestige, honor, and fame in society.

  • Chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra leads to the birth of a child. A person is never deprived of the happiness of children.

  • The chanting of Mahamrityunjaya increases the physical energy of a person significantly, due to which one gets freedom from diseases.

  • Chanting this mantra can increase financial condition and family happiness.

  • With regular chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, you can avoid being a victim of any kind of accident.

  • By chanting Mahamrityunjaya, the desire of a person to have a son gets fulfilled soon.

  • Chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra gives freedom from disease and fear.

  • By chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, one can conquer the field of work and enemies.

  • Regular chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra gives freedom from problems related to house, property, and property.


Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Chanting Method



You should chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 1.25 lakh times. At the same time, the Laghu Mrityunjaya mantra of Bholenath is chanted 11 lakh times. Chanting this mantra in the month of Sawan is considered very beneficial. Well if you want to chant this mantra for other months then it should start from Monday. Use the Rudraksha Mala in chanting this mantra. Keep in mind that do not chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra after 12 noon. It is considered best to perform Havan after the chanting of the mantra is complete.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a very beneficial mantra. If you want to know more about the benefits and meaning of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, then talk to Astrologer


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