Maha mrityunjaya Mantra one of the oldest and most significant Mantras in Indian mythology and spirituality. The Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap addresses Lord Shiva. It is a blend of three Hindi language words i.e. ‘Maha’, which means great, ‘Mrityun’ means death and ‘Jaya’ means victory, which is translated as victory over death. It is also famous as ‘Rudra Mantra’ or ‘Trayambakam Mantra’. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is known to have been made by Rishi Markandeya. It is said that the Moon was once in difficulty, cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya bestowed Sati, Daksha’s daughter, with the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra for the Moon. According to another translation this is the Bija mantra as disclosed to Rishi Kahola that was presented by Lord Shiva to sage Sukracharya, who taught it to Rishi Dadichi, who gave it to King Kshuva, through whom it reached the Shiva Purana.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्, उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्!!
This Mantra is related to very aggressive form of Lord Shiva. That’s why its practice should be done very carefully or in supervision of some expert person (Guru or master)
Benefits of Maha Mrityunjay Mantra Jaap
When chanted with sincerity, conviction and devotion, this mantra proves to be a lifesaving mantra. The best time to this mantra is early morning hours (Brahma Muhurta), around 4.00AM. One must practice to chant this mantra minimum 9 times before you going to office or leaving from the home and before going to bed or taking medicines. One must also chant this mantra for good health and wealth and must make it a practice to chant once when you apply bhasma or holy ash or vibhuthi or chandan or kumkum. Filling a glass with water, sit facing east and pray to Lord Shiva. At the same time, you must close the top of the glass with the palm of your right hand, and chant the mantra for 1008 times, spray the water inside the house, take few teaspoons and give it to people. You can invoke the energy of Lord Shiva in the water by doing this type of maha mrityunjaya jaap.
Maha Mrityunjaya rejuvenates, bestows health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment. The healing and nourishing forces enter the human body through foods, medicines, supportive emotions, and encouraging thoughts. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra attracts these forces and creates an inner environment to enhance their effectiveness.