Significance of MahaMrityunjaya Mantra and Yantra in Indian Mythology

What is the Significance of MahaMrityunjaya Mantra and Yantra in Indian Mythology?

The significance of Mahamrityunjaya mantra and yantra

The innate ability of human beings to utter various sounds and words is, sometimes, quite intriguing in its essence. Not only does it make you wonder as to how did we come up to this very situation where we express, vocalize, verbalize, enunciate and articulate things, but this also makes us feel very mysterious and mystical at the same time. Furthermore, another concept that fills the space around us with a lot of mystery and mysticism is the utterance of Mantras. Interestingly, mantras not only play an important role in Hinduism but also for other religions like Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism and many more.

One of the most powerful mantras in Hinduism is considered to be the Maha-Mrityunajaya Mantra which is said to have a lot of healing powers!

The mantra goes like this:

ॐ त्र्यं॑बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्ध॑नम् ।
उ॒र्वा॒रु॒कमि॑व॒ बन्ध॑नान् मृ॒त्योर् मुक्षीय॒ माऽमृता॑त् ।

oṃ tryaṃbakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā'mṛtāt

The meaning of the mantra is as follows:

tryambakaṃ : We worship Shiva – The Three-Eyed
yajāmahe : Lord Shiva;
sugandhiṃ : Who is fragrant
puṣṭi : And nourishes
vardhanam : And grows all beings.
Urvārukamiva : As the ripened cucumber is liberated
bandhanān : (by the intervention of the “farmer”) From its bondage to the creeper when it fully ripens;
mṛtyor : From death,
mukṣīya : May He liberate us
maamṛtāt : for the sake of immortality.

What is the role of energy while reciting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra?

It is considered that chanting the Maha-Mrityunjaya mantra repeatedly cleans all the negative energies and purifies the surrounding from all kind of negative elements, making a protecting layer around the devotees. The energy circle has immense power to not let anyone break it, not even Yama. This is the same reason why it is of great significance.

It is also believed that the mantra is capable of generating divine vibrations which creates a protective shield that wards of evil forces and pessimistic energy. The best time to chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is at 4:00 AM, which is known as the Brahma Muhurta.

As per the meaning of the mantra, it comes down to this simplified version:

"We concentrate on our third eye which lies behind the two eyes and this gives us the power to feel you and this makes us feel happy, satisfied and peaceful in life. We know immortality is not possible but some extension can be given to our death by your powers, Lord Shiva."

The origin of Maha Mrityunjaya mantra and it's importance in Indian Mythology

The Mahamrityunjaya mantra originated from Rig Veda. The mantra can be found in Mandala 7 of Hymn 59 present in the Rigveda. Generally, Maharshi Vashishta is attributed to this mantra because he was the author of the Mandala. This mantra is also mentioned in Yajurveda and many Purans.

As per the Indian mythology, the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is created by Rishi Markandey who had a short life span but he was brilliant in his spiritual practices. As his end days were near, he recited this Maha Mrityunjay mantra. Impressed by his devotion, Lord Shiva blessed him with a very long life. And thus, he is known to be the one who created this mantra, which provides an individual with good health and eternal peace, not just from the outside but also from within.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one of the most significant mantras in Hinduism and the mysticism affiliated with it. The mantra can be chanted while performing any Yagya or Havan. It can also be recited during the Abhishekam of a Shiv-linga. If one wants it to be around him all the time, it can also be written on Bhoj Patra or a Tabeej that can be tied around the neck of a person. The Mahamrityunjaya mantra can also be recited using a Rudraksha mala!

Benefits of Maha Mrityunjaya

There are a lot of benefits of reciting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra and they are as follows:

• It helps to conquer the worst of your fears.
• It aids in enhancing one’s healing powers.
• It assists in creating a long life for an individual.
• It saves a person from untimely death/Akaal Mrityu which also includes sudden deaths and deaths that happen by accident.
• It makes also one attain spiritual enlightenment.

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What is a Mahamrityunjaya Yantra?

A yantra is a geometrical device with a unique design that helps an individual to meditate in devotional practice. As per Indian Vedic Astrology, a yantra is also an abode of any deity or a beej mantra. Furthermore, any yantra may have the capability to provide either curative remedial measures or preventive remedial measures. But, as far as the Mahamrityunajay yantra is concerned, it holds both curative as well as preventive remedial measures, which is an added advantage.

It is an ever creating form of energy that pours out positive vibes. Even though Lord Shiva is not associated with any yantras but his Shivling, the Mahamrityunjaya Yantra is a great device to maintain a natural positive vibe in your surroundings. It is similar to the optimistic energy created while reciting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra. Interestingly, this yantra also gets energized if the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is recited in front of it.

Not only does the Mahamrityunjaja yantra aid in creating a sanguine vibe, but it also helps in eliminating physical and mental issues that individual struggles in life. The energy generated by the yantra assists in building a favorable and efficacious environment that protects you from any kind of negativity. To add further, reciting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra in front of the Mahamrityunjaya yantra will help in producing an auspicious vibe that will give you major benefits as well.

Therefore, the Mahamrityunjaya mantra not only affects your life an optimistic manner but the mantra in itself can also help in energizing the yantra and make it more powerful which, in turn, will assist in maintaining a constant natural positive vibe in the environment around.

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With Ganesha’s Grace,
The Team