Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

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The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Sanskrit: महामृत्युंजय मंत्र, Mahāmṛtyuṃjaya Mantra “great death-conquering mantra”), also called the Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda (RV 7.59.12).It is addressed to Tryambaka “the three-eyed one”, an epithet of Rudra, later identified with Shiva.[1][2] The verse also recurs in the Yajurveda (TS 1.8.6.i; VS 3.60)[3]

Along with the Gayatri mantra it is one of the most widely known mantras of contemporary Hinduism.

The mantra reads:

In Devanagari:
ॐ त्र्यम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिम् पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ।।
In (IAST transliteration):
aum tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam
urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt

This great mantra dedicated to Rudra as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and forms. It is called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva’s three eyes; and it is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the “life-restoring” practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation

Word to Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

  • ॐ aum = is a sacred/mystical syllable in Sanatan Dharma or Indian religions, i.e. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism[4]
  • tryambakam = the three-eyed one (accusative case)
  • yajāmahe = We worship, adore, honor, revere
  • sugandhim = sweet smelling, fragrant (accusative case)
  • puṣṭi = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, fullness of life
  • vardhanam = One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener
  • urvārukam = pumpkin <a kind of Indian vegetable> (in the accusative case)
  • iva = like, just as

urvārukam: ‘urva’ means “vishal” or big and powerful or deadly. ‘arukam’ means ‘disease’. Thus urvārukam means deadly and overpowering diseases. (The pumpkin interpretation given in various places is also correct for the word urvārukam, but not apt for this mantra). The diseases are also of three kinds caused by the influence (in the negative) of the three guṇas and are ignorance (avidyā), falsehood (asat, as even though Vishnu is everywhere, we fail to perceive Him and are guided by our sight and other senses) and weaknesses (ṣaḍripu, a constraint of this physical body and Shiva is all powerful).

  • bandhanān = “from captivity” {i.e. from the stem of the cucumber} (of the gourd); (the ending is actually long a then -d which changes to n/anusvara because of sandhi)

bandhanān means bound down. Thus read with urvārukam iva, it means ‘I am bound down yust as by deadly and overpowering diseases’.

  • mṛtyor = From death
  • mukṣīya= Free us, liberate us
  • mā = not
  • amṛtāt = [for] immortality, emancipation

Simple Translation

We hail the fragrant Three-eyed One who nourishes [all] and increases the [sweet] fullness of life. As the cucumber is liberated from captivity [from its stem], may we [also] be liberated (mukshiya) from death (mrityor)not for the sake of immortality (maamritaat).
Actually OM is not spelled out in the Rig-Veda, but has to be added to the beginning of all Mantras as given in an earlier Mantra of the Rig-Veda addressed to Ganapati.










Es importante comprender el significado de las palabras ya que esto hace que la repetición de las palabras tenga significados y otorguen los resultados. El OM no es pronunciado en el Rig-Veda, pero tiene que ser añadido al comienzo de todos los Mantras tal como es presentado en el mantra anterior en el Rig-Veda dirigido a Ganapati. Este Mantra es dado como una oración en mi libro “Maharishi Jaimini’s Upadesa Sutra”.

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Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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  1. ॐ हौं जूं स: ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः

    ॐ त्र्यम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिम्पुष्टिवर्धनम्।
    उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनात् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात।।

    ॐ स्वः भुवः भूः ॐ सः जूं हौं ॐ

    शंकर की पूजा करते हैं, जिनके तीन नेत्र हैं, जो प्रत्येक श्वास में जीवन शक्ति का संचार करते हैं, जो सम्पूर्ण जगत का पालन-पोषण अपनी शक्ति से कर रहे हैंउनसे हमारी प्रार्थना है कि वे हमें मृत्यु के बंधनों से मुक्त कर दें, जिससे मोक्ष की प्राप्ति हो जाएजिस प्रकार एक ककड़ी अपनी बेल में पक जाने के उपरांत उस बेल-रूपी संसार के बंधन से मुक्त हो जाती है

    Keep Chanting….

    Rajendra Trivedi, M.D.

  2. URVAARUKIMIVA: ‘URVA’ means “VISHAL” or big and powerful or deadly. ‘ARUKAM’ means ‘Disease’. Thus URVARUKA means deadly and overpowering diseases. (The CUCUMBER interpretation given in various places is also correct for the word URVARUKAM, but not apt for this mantra). The diseases are also of three kinds caused by the influence (in the negative) of the three Guna’s and are ignorance (Avidya etc), falsehood (Asat etc as even though Vishnu is everywhere, we fail to perceive Him and are guided by our sight and other senses) and weaknesses (Shadripu etc. a constraint of this physical body and Shiva is all powerful).



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    David taught a variety of meditation practices, including the Primordial Sound Meditation technique that he and Deepak Chopra revived from the ancient Vedic tradition. In this video, David guides us one of his favorite meditative chants of an ancient Sanskrit mantra known as the Mahamrityunjaya, which means the “death-defying mantra.” According to the Vedic tradition, chanting this mantra creates vibrations for protection and purification.

    Here are the Sanskrit words of the chant and the English translation.


    Om tryambakam yajamahe
    Sugandhim pusti-vardhanam
    Urvarukam iva bandhanan
    Mrtyor muksiya mamrtat

    We surrender to the three-eyed one,
    Who has the sweet fragrance that increases nourishment for us.
    As, in due time, the ripe cucumber
    is released from its stem,
    May we be released from death and
    awaken to immortality.

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