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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra : Shiva’s Powerful Mantra

21 Feb 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

In English : Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushthivardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaan Mrityormuksheeya Maamritaat

In Sanskrit : Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ त्र्य॑म्बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्ध॑नम् ।
उ॒र्वा॒रु॒कमि॑व॒ बन्ध॑नान् मृ॒त्योर्मुक्षीय॒ मा ऽमृता॑त् 

Meaning

Om, we offer our salutations to the three eyed Lord (Shiva) for increasing the vitality and fragrance in us;to release us from bondage of death so effortlessly as a ripe cucumber falls out of its creeper automatically. And may, He bliss me with immortality.

Brief Explanation:

Om, the mystic sound, the primodial sound is the fountain head of all Vedic Chantings. It is made of three letters A, U and M, each pronounced separately and together. But what is beyond the utterance of the cluminationg “M” is the vibration that continues, the transcending word the “ANAHATSHABDA” the unstruck sound, Anahat is beyond and before manifestation, the sound, Anahat is beyond and before manifestation, the sound that carnes the soul to immortality on its stream.Shabdad generally means sound made by other forces, while Nada(NAD) is the primordial vibration, which creates, sustains and dissolves all manifestations.This is represented symbolically.

Brahma(Creator)    Vishnu(Preserver)   Mahesh(Destroyer)               

Andre Can Lysebeth, a leaeding European teacher of Hatha Yoga, says that the sounding of Om  and other mantric vocables gives a vibo-massage  to various glands and vital organs in the thoracic cavity and the abdomen, stimulates deeper breathing and tones the nervous system.But it is the influence on consciousness that concerns us in the yoga of meditation.Mundaka Upnishad say : “Om is the bow , the individual self is the arrow, the spirit is the target. One should then become one with it like the arrow that has penetrated the target.”

Trayambakam:

Shiva, who is worshipped as the three eyed god, the third eye located between the eyebrows. This represents the eye of Wisdom’, knowledge, destruction of worldy attachments eg. Burning  of ‘KAMA DEVA’ the god of beauty and love by Shiva. The eye is OMNISCIENCE’ conveying that all is perceived at all times, everywhere. It also represents the Agya Chakra’ of the Sadhaka to concentrate upon during meditation.             

Yajamahe :

Yagya means sacrifice offer, this is a process of communication with the Divine by methods of submission. Surrender established during the Yagya physically performef and  the mantra yagya that wull take place as a results of unabated flow of love towards god.

Sugandhim

Literally means fragrance, gandha is smell, odour, suganda means good-smell, fragnance. The whole universe which is the body of Shiva is full of Divine Fragnance.

Pushtivardhanam

One who nourished the infinite life, sustaining energy of the universe.The self existing  principle of life. The power behind all that is.

Urvarukamiz Bandhanaa

An appeal to Tryambaka ( Shiva ) to release the bounded soul from the very bondage of birth and death.The individual sould bound by the power of maya is compare to the pumpkin attached to the creeper. “Urvarukam”  means pumpkin which when ripens is separeated from the creeper, in other words the creeper discards it. The soul ripened by his grace freed from all the enmeshments of life releases itself from the creeper of life.

Mrityu

Mrityu means its manifestations are seen and unseen. They are kshan mrityu, Prana Mrityu, Deha mrityu and maha mrityu. Death in many forms beyond our general awareness.

Importance of Mahamantra :

This Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is considered very powerful. When all medicines and treatments have failed, one should merely surrender to god and repeat this Divine name with devotion. Divine grace can work wonders. This is Vedic mantra which has healing powers.

This Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is specially meant to ward off calamities, accidents, adversities and illiness etc.It is called Faith Healing and Prayer Healing.

When this Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is chanted with faith, pranic flows start. Mental Waves build up a pattern and enhances physical well being, long life and wards off accidents. In the healthy state of body, mind, you wil be found of beauty, inspiration and energy. You will succeed in every field of your life. You will have a powerful magnetic personality.

How to practice :

Chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra loudly with proper intonation.Producing resonance while chanting, following carefully the vibrations spreading throughout the body.Repeat 3 times loudly. Carefully record the effect in the mind.Repeat 3 times loudly and mentally and produce some pattern of resonance effect through out the body silently chanting shanty 3 times.

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