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What is Mahamrityunjay mantra

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also called as om Tryambakam mantra. In reality, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a Rig Vedic verse that is regarded as the most powerful Shiva Mantra. It grants immortality, protects against disasters, and prevents premature death. It also eliminates fears and promotes holistic healing.


If you speak the Mahamritunjay mantra every day, you will become immortal, and all your ailments will vanish. Long-Lived Markanda Rishi mentioned the nobility of the Mahamritunjay Mantra in his mythological storey. The storey of Sanat Rishi, who blessed the child with long life, was also reported. However, he later discovered that a child's life span is just ten years. Kala (the God of Time) moves at his own pace.

Lord Shiva instituted (or gave) the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra to Rishi Markandeya. When King Daksh cursed Chandra Dev, this mantra was used to save his life. It is one of the Vedas' most powerful mantras, containing Lord Shiva's strength and capable of resolving any issue.

It is made up of three Hindi words: "Maha," which means wonderful, "Mrityun," which means death; and "Jaya," which means victory, resulting in victory over death

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In every religion, some Mantras/ Incantations/ Hymns/ Chants pique followers' interest, defy all trends and fads, and remain in pristine form for aeons, offering solace and comfort to its devotees. Several mantras/chants have considerable significance in Hinduism and are thought to provide great merits to those who chant them with enthusiasm and confidence.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra in Hindi ,Sanskrit:

"ऊँ त्र्यंबकम् यजामहे सुगंधीम् पुष्टी वर्धनम्।

 उर्व्वावरूक मिवबंधनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षी यमामृतात्।।"

Meaning of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:

  • ॐ (Om) :Lord Shankar in the form of Omkar

  • त्र्यम्बकं (Tryambakam) :Your beautiful with three eyes

  • यजामहे (Yajamahe) :We worship, please in our life

  • सुगन्धिम्भ (Sugandhim) :Give the fragrance of devotion,

  • पुष्टिवर्धनम् (Pushtivardhanam) :Increase happiness.

  • उर्वारुकमिव (Urvarukamiv) : the way the fruit easily

  • बन्धनान् (Bandhanan) :is freed from the bondage of the tree, just like

  • मृत्योर्मुक्षीय (Mrityormukksha) :freeing us from the bondage of death

  • मामृतात् (Mamrita) :Give me the status of nectar

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra means the most loved mantra of Lord Shankar, who conquers death. The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is mentioned in Sukta 59 of the seventh mandala of the Rigveda, the oldest text. Mahamrityunjay mantra is also known as Rudra Mantra.

We worship Lord Shiva, the fragrant three-eyed One who nourishes all beings; For the sake of immortality, may He save me from death, just as the cucumber is freed from its creeper's shackles.”

History of Mahmrityunjaya Mantra:

Lord Shiva bestowed the Mrityunjaya Mantra upon Rishi Markandeya. There's a backstory to this... Bhrigu Rishi and Marudmati, his wife, once prayed to Lord Shiva for a son for years. Their devotion so moved Lord Shiva that he gave them some crucial information: whether they should have an intelligent son with a short life or a low-intelligence son with a long life. Lord Shiva gave the boon as a son named Markandeya will be born to you soon with a life span of just 12 years, after Rishi Brighu accepted lord Shiva's offer of having a boy with a short life span.

Markandeya Rishi and his wife made the decision not to tell their son the truth. When Markandeya's 12th birthday rolled around, his parents became sad. Markandeya couldn't grasp their agony. The two narrated the entire incident at his request. Then, in front of Shiva ling, Markandeya began his own penance. Then, on his 12th birthday, Yama, the God of death, came to Earth to take him. His parents prayed to God but were unable to finish the act.

On the other hand, the boy remained focused and wrapped his arms around the Shiva ling, surrendering himself to Lord Shiva's mercy. Lord Yama later attempted to take his soul, but the child fell on Shiva ling, who was only Lord Shiva's protector. Shiva was taken aback by the boy and became enraged, punishing Yama. Markandeya has been given the secret mantra "Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra" by Shiva to live a long life.

Significance of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:

Along with the Gayathri mantra, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is one of Hinduism's most powerful mantras. The strong Mrityunjaya mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is said to help people overcome their fears of death and illness. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is believed to have come from the Rig Veda and was brought back to the people by Rishi Markandeya. It is said to be good for mental, emotional, and physical well-being, as well as a moksha mantra that grants immortality and immorality defeating and avoiding untimely death.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is made up of 32 words and by putting 'Om' before this mantra, the total number of words becomes 33. That is why the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is also called 'Trayashtrishashari' mantra.

Maha Mrityunjaya Puja and Jaap:


The Maha Mrityunjaya Puja is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is thought to be the most effective practice for resolving various health issues. This Puja is dedicated to Lord Shiva for a person to be blessed with happiness, health, and good fortune and be free of all kinds of problems. Maha Mrityunjaya Puja saves you from dying at an inopportune moment. This Puja can also be performed at home. Still, certain things are needed, such as Ganga Jal, cow, milk, ghee, honey, sugar, white cloth, sacred thread (janeu), betel nuts, tulsi and bel leaves, datura, bhang, sandalwood paste, rice, lamps, incense, flowers, fruits, and sweets, roli, sacred red and white thread, and so on. If a person performs Puja while chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, he or she will be relieved of all health issues and will be able to live longer. The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra should be repeated 108 times. Many people repeat the mantra while wearing a Rudraksha Rosary, which is made up of 108 beads that count how many times this powerful mantra has been chanted.

The numbers '1', '0', and '8' stand for 'oneness,' 'nothingness,' and 'all,' respectively. They represent the true truth of the universe as one, void, and infinite all at the same time.

The distance among the Sun and the Earth is 108 times the Sun's diameter, and the space among the Earth and the Moon is 108 times the Moon's diameter. There are also 108 Upanishads, or treatises, in the Hindu religion.

Almost all strong mantras must be repeated 108 times to be effective. As a result, chanting the Mahamrityunajaya Mantra 108 times is recommended to protect the system with Shiva's energy, the most powerful energy.

Rules of Mahamrityunjaya jaap

  1. While chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, the body and mind should be clean.
  2. While chanting this mantra, you should have one of the Shivalinga or the idol/picture of Lord Shankar or the Mahamrityunjaya Yantra in the form of a symbol.
  3. At the time of chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and while doing any other worship or worship, keep your face towards the east direction.
  4. Chanting of the mantra should always be done only on the posture made of Kusha.
  5. For the mantra to be fruitful, it is very important to pronounce it clearly, otherwise chanting the mantra will not be beneficial. 
  6. Do not chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra at a slow or fast speed. While chanting, move your lips, but the sound is not heard, this is how the chanting is done.
  7. After chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and after chanting, one should stay away from meat, liquor and other types of addictions.
  8. Chanting should be done by lighting incense and lamps.
  9. To chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra, only Rudraksha mala (beads) should be used.
  10. The mantra should be chanted by keeping the rudraksha Mala in the gau (cow)Mukhi.

The Maha Mrityunjaya Puja /Jaap is done by the Purohits of the Trimbakeshwar Temple (Maharashtra). The Importance is that being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The Puja is performed as per the rituals mentioned in ancient scriptures. Devotees need to have a prior booking with the Purohit for the Maha Mrityunjaya Puja/Havan. The Purohits being the official Tamraptra holder can perform the Puja in the temple Premises.

Origin of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:


The mantra was allegedly written by the Sage Markandeya, according to some sources. When King Daksha cursed Chandra, he was in trouble. For the Moon, Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha's daughter. According to another version, Lord Shiva revealed the Bija mantra to Rishi Kahola, who taught it to Rishi Dadhichi, who passed it on to King Kshuva, through whom it entered the Shiva Purana.

This mantra is also termed as the Rudra Mantra, which refers to Shiva's wrathful aspect; the Tryambaka Mantra, which refers to Shiva's three eyes; and the Mrita-Sanjivini Mantra, which is a part of the "life-restoring" practice offered to the primordial sage Sukracharya after a period of austerity. It's Devata (patron deity) is Rudra, Shiva in his most ferocious and destructive form. It appears in the Vedas three times: in the Rigveda (VII.59.12), Yajurveda (III.60), and Atharvaveda (III.60) (XIV.1.17).

How to perform Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Jaap ritual?

According to the scriptures, the benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra are through Purashcharan method, which is of five types-

  1. chanting (जाप) 
  2. havan (हवन)
  3. tarpan (तर्पण)
  4. Marjayami ( मार्जयामि)
  5. offering food to brahman (ब्राह्मण भोजन)

Jaap - According to the scriptures, by reciting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra for a quarter of a million, this mantra awakens and gives incalculable benefits.

Havan -”Om” and “Namah” are not counted while chanting in Purashcharan method. After the chanting number is completed, the tenth part of one and a half lakh chanting of Mahamrityunjaya mantra i.e., at the end of 12500 mantras, the Havan is performed by applying “Swaha”.

Tarpan - The tenth part of the Havan is to be performed, i.e., 1250. Tarpan is performed at the end of the mantra by applying tarpayami.

Marjan - The tenth part of the tarpan i.e., 125 mantras is marjan, in which the method of marjan is completed by applying 'marjayami' or 'abhisinchayami' at the end of the mantra, taking pressure and sprinkling it on its back side.

Brahmin food - The tenth part of Marjan i.e., 13 brahmins are fed food.

Mahamrityunjaya Jaap Vidhi :

  • With Japamala, 108 times repeat Lord Shiva's Maha Mrityunjaya Japa mantra. Giving flowers to Shiva Ling and perform abhisheka with milk.
  • Sankalp (invoking Lord Shiva's blessings by pouring water into a pot).
  • Deepam, water, fruits, bel leaves, and incense sticks are offered to Lord Shiva, and Havan is performed after Maha Mrityunjaya Japa.

Havan (Homam) for Maha Mrityunjaya:

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Homam, according to the Rigveda, helps a person live longer by reducing life's severe and immediate dangers.
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Homam should be conducted ethically and in compliance with the rules; only then can better results be obtained.
  • This Homam will bring comfort to people who have been threatened with death or who are suffering from illness.
  • Following the Homam, people gain trust, refreshment, and the ability to begin a new life.

Benefits on Mahashivratri of Maha Mrityunjaya Puja:

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Puja, according to Hindu Shastras, is highly beneficial for living a long and stable life. 
  • It is very effective for those under the influence of negative energy because it aids in the nullification of dark forces and the protection against them in the future.
  • Those who have Pitru dosh and Kaal Sarp Dosh in their Kundli/natal map can use this Puja to get relief from these doshas. 
  • This Puja aids in the attainment of a safe, stable, and affluent life.
  • Sthula Shareera (Gross Body) – The entire human body consists of five elements.Karana Shareera (Causal body) – The consciousness  
  • Sukshma Shareera (Subtle body) – The mind, heart, and intellect

Benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:

  • It helps in protecting the loved ones in your family from mental, emotional, and physical.
  • It helps in enhancing Long Life
  • It brings Happiness and Prosperity to devotee’s life
  • Rejuvenating and Nurturing Health and eliminating every type of sickness from the body
  • It is rightly said that Lord Shiva is pleased very easily 
  • Mahamrityunjaya Mantra will help you to conquer fear.
  • It will help you to have an undisturbed sleep.
  • It will always render protection to you.
  • It will Help you to overcome illness.
  • It will keep your health fine.
  • It will creates a shield that protects you from sudden death and other health problems.

Maha Mrityunjaya Puja Cost

Maha Mrityunjaya puja cost depends on the havan (Homam) and Samgri used for pooja by the Trimbakeshwar panditji. After the pooja ritual is completed, it purely depends on the devotees (Yajmana) what Dakshina he gives.

Best Time to Chant mahamrityunjay mantra:

The perfect time to recite this manta is in the early morning hours.
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is not chanted after 12 noon. But in Jagrut Jyotirlinga temple like Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple, this mantra is chanted at auspicious time by the Tamprapatradhari Panditji

How many times should one chant Mahamrityunjaya?

Chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 1.25 lakh times fulfills the desired wishes,
but this mantra is not fulfilled in a day, so chant the mantra 1000 times daily.
By chanting the mantra 1000 times in a day, 1.25 lakh mantra chants are completed in 125 days. Mahamrityunjaya Jaap is also done alone or in a group for fulfillment of one's wishes.
To get the benefit of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, the mantra is to be chanted at least 108 times. 1.5 lakh mantra jaap is also done by 5 or 7 Panditji.

Precautions to be Observed During the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Jaap:

Stop consuming non-vegetarian food and drinking alcohol during the puja ceremonies

Mahamrityunjay Mantra Jap in Marathi

Mahamrityunjay Mantra jaap in Hindi



Maha Mrityunjaya Puja is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is assumed to be the most powerful ritual amongst all. It gives relief from many health issues, and the person is blessed with happiness, health, and good fortune and gets free from all kinds of problems in life.
Significance of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a Mantra from the ancient Rig Veda and is considered the most powerful Mantra. It prevents uncertain death and removes fears, and heals holistically.
It is believed if you chant this Mantra on a regular basis, it creates a shield that protects you from sudden death and other health problems.
YES, you can chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra anytime and anywhere.

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