Essence of Maha Mrityunjaya Shiva Mantra

maha mrityunjaya Shiva Mantra

The most powerful mantra among Shiva Mantra is Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. It’s a Mantra which denotes Victory over Death. This powerful Shiva mantra of Lord Shiva is for purifying the karmas of the soul at a deep level. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is one of the most ancient mantras.

The Maha Mrityunjaya Shiva Mantra is also popularly known as sanjivini mantra (life-giving mantra). It brings prosperity, peace and wealth and health. It wards off death and accidents of all descriptions. It is also known as Moksha mantra.

“om trayambakam yajamahe, sugandhim pushtivardhanam,

 urvarukamiva bandhanat, mrityor mokshiya maamritat.”

“O praise to the Three-Eyed One, who increases prosperity, who has a sweet fragrance, who frees the world from all disease and death – liberate me, as the cucumber is easily severed from the vine. O Shiva, grant me immortality!”

Origin of this Mantra

Sukracharya, guru of the demons, has performed a penance to impress Lord shiva by hanging upside down from a tree for twenty years with a fire lit beneath and smoke blowing out. It indeed impressed Lord Shiva and Shiva taugh him this Mantra. It later passed on to others.

What is the meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra?


Aum or Om an absolute reality is the mystic name for the Hindu Trimurti. It represents the union of the three gods, viz Brahma, Vishnu and Mahadev, which is another name of Shiva. The three sounds also symbolize the three Vedas (Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda).

Om is a positive accent and energizes whatever we say after it. That is why all mantras begin with OM. Reciting of OM enables a person to gains access to the powers of the universe


Tryambak can be referred as three amba or Shakti

They are:

‘Iccha Shakti’ (Will power)

‘Kriya shakti’ (power of work)

‘Gyana shakti’  (power of wisdom).

These three shaktis are the creators of this whole world, and the one who has these three is called tryambak.


Yajamahe means ‘performing yagya’. Yagya is performed to establish a connection with almighty, which is the origin of light, nectar and life by sacrificing and offerings.


‘Sugandhim’ is use with reference of fragrance of flower which flows in all directions. Similarly, He is The Supreme God is present in all the bhutas, in the three Gunas, in the ten indriyas, in all the devas and the ganas. God is spreading His fragrance to transfer the joy within him.


Pushti + vardhnam = pushtivardhanam

Pushti can be referred to Maya, Shakti and nature. And the one who enhances the pushti is called pustivardhanam. God is the creator of all beings who has created the entire creation starting from mahatatva to the individual parts

“Urvarukamiv Bandhnan”

We are influence by many things:

Many diseases (approx 100 are in vedas)

Negatively influenced by three

Eight type of Agyana (ignorance) and the cycle of birth and death.

We are living in the falsehood and are unable to perceive the all-pervading God.

“Mrityormukshiya Ma Amritat”

Finally, this word is chanted to pray that oh god please make me free from all the above negativities and to be in real joy. Please take me out of never ending cycle of birth and death. Free me from the fear of disease, birth agyana.

This Mantra can grow exponentially if chanted in groups. The vibrations created by this collective chanting makse easier for the devotee to move within, creating a unique environment full of divine vibrations of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.

sier for the devotee to move within, creating a unique environment full of divine vibrations of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.



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