Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Mantra (Mahamrityunjaya Mantra)

Hindu Mantras

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe mantra lyrics in Sanskrit:

Om Trayambakam Yajamahe,

Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam,

Urva Rukamiva Bandhanan,

Mrityor Mokshiye Maamritat

This Sanskrit mantra is a potent combination of sounds that, if repeated with faith, perseverance, and dedication over a period of time, leads, not only to victory over the fear of death, but eventually to victory over death itself or spiritual liberation (moksha). It is therefore known as a ”moksha mantra.”

This soothing mantra was also revealed to the great Rishi Vashishtha (is one of the seven great Rishis) while he was in a state of deep meditation (samadhi). It is to be found in Shree Rudra Prashnaha (Rudra’s Question), from the 5th chapter of the Taittiriya Upanishad, which belongs to the Yajur Veda (ancient Vedic Sanskrit text). It is mentioned in many places in the Yajur, Rig and Sama Vedas.

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is actually comprised from sacred chants which are found in the three Vedas: The Rig Veda (seventh mandal, 59th chapter, 12th mantra), the Yajur Veda (third chapter, 60th mantra), and the Atharva Veda (14th mandal, first chapter, 17th mantra).

Lord Shiva (also known as Mahadeva) is the truth and he is The Transcendent Lord (Parameshwara). The followers of Lord Shiva believe he is Self Created (Swayambho). More importantly, it is considered that Lord Shiva is easy to please and often grants boons to His sincere devotees. Whether it concerns finance, money, happiness or health, Lord Shiva will grant all your wishes and aspirations and relieve you from your sufferings.

Mahamrityunjaya mantra meaning in English:


“We worship the 3-eyed one, who is fragrant (in a state of supreme bliss or samadhi), and who sustains all living beings. May he liberate us from (Samsara – the eternal cycle of birth and) death. May he lead us to immortality, just as the cucumber is released from its bondage (the vine to which it is attached).”

Chanting Rudra Mantra benefits:

When the mantra is recited with full sincerity, devotion, faith and correct pronunciation, to a worshiper from any faith and spiritual beliefs, removes dangers of accidents, inner fears, calamities and incurable diseases, dissolves negative emotions, bestows long Life, satisfaction and immortality. Furthermore, practicing the mantra daily, it has a great healing effect. Diseases pronounced incurable by doctors are mended by this healing mantra.

This soothing mantra is also chanted while smearing Vibhuti over different parts of the body and utilized in Homa (fire ritual) or Japa to get desired results.

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