Om Trayambakam Yajamahe,
Urva Rukamiva Bandhanan,
Mrityor Mokshiye Maamritat
Shiva is the truth and he is Parameshwara (The Transcendent Lord). The followers of Shiva believe he is Swayambho (Self Created). It is believed that Lord Shiva is easy to please and often grants boons to his devotees. Whether it concerns money, finance, health or happiness, he will grant all your wishes and relieve you from your sufferings.
Now the question that arises is how to worship Shiva? In Satyug, idol worship was helpful but in Kalyug, just offering prayers in front of an idol won’t suffice. Even the Bhavishya Puranas have mentioned about the significance of chanting mantras for happiness and peace of mind. Similarly, chanting the mantra of Shiva – Mahamrityunjaya mantra daily will bestow you with good health, wealth, prosperity and long life. It generates positive vibes and protects against calamities.
Importance of Mahamrityunjaya mantra
Meaning of this mantra
Aum: It is a sacred syllable in Hindu religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
Trayambakam: It means the three-eyed one (accusative case)
Yajamahe: We worship, honour, adore, revere
Sugandhim: Sweet smelling or fragrant (accusative case)
Pushti: Prosperous, thriving, fullness of life
Vardhanam: One, who strengthens, nourishes and causes to increase (in health, wealth, and well-being),
Urvarukamiva: Like the melon or cucumber (accusative case)
Bandhanan: From captivity i.e. from the stem of the cucumber (of the gourd)
Bandhanan: Stands for bound down. If read with urvarukamiva, it means ‘I am bound down just like a cucumber to a vine’.
Mrityor mokshiye: Liberate from death
Maamritat: Ma+amritat = Not+immortality, nectar
How to chant Mahamrityunjaya mantra