Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra or Mrityunjaya mantra is one of the most powerful and popular mantras in Hinduism. This mantra is chanted to get rid of the fear of death and to attain moksha. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also called Trayambaka mantra or Rudra Mantra or Mruta Sanjeevani Mantra. Get Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra in English Lyrics pdf here and chant it with devotion for the grace of Lord Shiva.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra in English
Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe
sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Meaning
We worship the three-eyed One, who is fragrant and who nourishes all.
Like the fruit falls off from the bondage of the stem, may we be liberated from death, from mortality.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Meaning of each word
OM – It is said that God first appeared as a microcosm, and then a sound was heard that was audible to the ears, and that sound was the Pranava sound, the same Omkara. It is a sound form of energy. Omkaram is the confluence of the letters a-u-ma. ‘A’ is derived from the Rig Veda, ‘U’ from the Yajurveda, and ‘Ma’ from the Samaveda. Omkara arises from the confluence of these three. The source tone for Omkara. That tone is Bhagavad-gita. Omkaram helps us as a prayer.
TRIAMBAKAM is the third eye replica of Shiva for the past, future, and present. Lord Shiva is called Trinetra because he has Indra, Agni, and Samatatva. Triambaka means three eyes. The microscopic eye in the center of Lord Shiva is the third eye. It is the abode of the supernatural. This is called Jyotirmath. The third eye of Shiva has both incendiary and life force.
YAJAMAHE means, “meditating”.
SUGANDHIM refers to His fragrance. “Su” means Good, and “Gandha” means Fragrant substance. Lord Shiva shows love to all his devotees like a good Fragrant substance spreads its aroma.
PUSTIVARDHANAM means nurturing to be healthy and strong.
URVAAROKAMEVA: ‘URVA’ means big and powerful or deadly. ‘AAROOKAM’ means ‘Disease’. Thus URVAROOKA means deadly diseases. Urvarookam also means Cucumber. Just as the cucumber is liberated from its stalk when it ripens, so the Lord saves us from all troubles.
MRITYORMOOKSHEYA means We want the Lord to protect us from problems and even from death. Death is not just physical death. Being spiritually unconscious is also tantamount to death.
MAAMRITAAT means please give me some Amritam to get out of the death inflicting diseases as well as the cycle of re-birth.