Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is the powerful mantra of Lord Shiva. It is one of the ancient and most important mantras in Indian mythology and spirituality. The benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra have been described in many Puranas.
There are many mantras that are dedicated to Lord Shiva, but Mahamrityunjaya Mantra holds the top position as one of them. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is meant to please Lord Mahakal to avoid premature death. The devotees also get freedom from incurable diseases by chanting the mantra.
The word Mahamrityunjay is made up of three words of Hindi language. The Hindi word ‘Maha’, which means great. ‘Mrityunjaya’ means death. And ‘Jaya’ means victory. Which means victory over death.
There is a story of the origin of this mantra, which is associated with the grace of Lord Mahakal. It is identified with Shiva in the Shaivite sect, also known as the Tryambakam mantra. It addresses the Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. This great death-conquest mantra is also a famous and proven verse of the Rigveda. This mantra is known as Mrita Sanjeevani.
Original Story Maha Mrityunjay Mantra
It was founded by Sage Markandeya and given by Lord Shiva. There is a little story behind this-
Markandeya sage, who composed the Mahamrityunjaya mantra, was the son of the ascetic and fiery Mrikand sage. After much penance, a son was born to Mrikund Rishi, but seeing the signs of the child, the astrologers told his age to be only 12 years.
When Markandeya was 5-7 years old, his father told him about his young age. Along with giving the mantra of worshiping Shiva, he said that Shiva can free you from the fear of death. Then the child Markandeya started worshiping Shiva by sitting in the Shiva temple.
When the day of Markandeya’s death came, Yamraj’s messengers came to pick him up. But due to the effect of the mantra, he could not muster the courage to go near the child. He went and informed Yamraj. On this Yamraj himself came to take Markandeya.
Seeing Yamraj’s bloody eyes, terrible appearance, riding a buffalo and a loop in his hand, the child Markandeya was frightened and wept and hugged the Shivling.
At that very moment Lord Shiva himself appeared. He got angry and said to Yamraj – How did you even think of punishing the devotee sitting in my shelter?
On this Yamraj said – Oh Lord, forgive me. and left from there. The description of this story is found in the Markandeya Purana.
In such a situation, there is a story of the origin of this mantra, which is associated with the grace of Lord Mahakal.
Benefits of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
According to Shiv Purana, by chanting this mantra, all the obstacles and troubles of a person get removed. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra proves to be a life-long mantra as well as removes all negative and evil forces. Hence it is known as ‘Moksha Mantra’.
Let us know healing benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.
By the benefit of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, a person can get victory over death. This mantra is dead life. Anyone who wants to attain long life should chant this regularly. With the effect of this mantra, the fear of premature death of man ends.
Chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra destroys Manglik Dosha, Nadi Dosha, Kaal Sarp Dosh, Ghost-Phantom Dosh, diseases, nightmares and many other defects.
By chanting this daily, the grace of Lord Shiva remains forever and every wish is fulfilled.
To get rid of any kind of disease and if you see inauspicious signs in your dream, chant hundred lakh mantras to get auspicious results.
The most amazing benefit of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is in money and loss. that prolong life.
According to astrology, if there is yoga in birth, month, transit and retrograde state of planets, internal state, gross state etc., then chanting of Mahamantra is beneficial.
In Sanatan Dharma, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra has been called the life saver and the Mahamoksha mantra.
Couples who wish to have a son should recite this Mahamantra every morning and evening.
Chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is always auspicious. If someone in the family gets an incurable disease or when his chances of survival are very less.
There is a religious belief that by chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, Lord Shiva whose third eye is born with the powers of penance and meditation. It gives an experience of spiritual awareness.
Chanting Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is beneficial even when there is an apprehension of some kind of trouble and you are suffering from human harm or false accusation.
The recitation of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra should be completely pure.
The best time to chant this mantra is between 4-6 AM.
Chant a certain number of times daily. Do not chant Kama Mantras in the next days from the mantras done on the previous day.
The chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra should not come out of the lips.
As long as the chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is going on, incense and lamps should be kept burning.
Facing east, chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra. It is mandatory to keep the idol, picture, Shivling or Mahamrityunjaya Yantra nearby. While chanting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra, one should keep on anointing the Shivling with milk. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra should be chanted with a rosary of Rudraksh. Rudraksha represents Lord Shiva. There should be a garland in Gaumukhi below. Do not remove the rosary from Gaumukhi until the number of chants is completed.