Mahamritunjay Mantra ( महामृत्युंजय मंत्र )

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Mahamritunjay Mantra ( महामृत्युंजय मंत्र )


उर्वारूकमिवबन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीयमामृतात् ।।

Maha Mrityunjay Matra is also known as Rudra or Trayambakam Matra. This verse is an extraction from Rigveda.

In English read as: “ Om Hom Jum Sah Bhurbhuvah swah trayambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam,urva rukamiv bandhanan mrityur mokshiya mamritaat”.

Origin of the mantra: Once when moon was in trouble as cursed by king daksha, this mantra was recited by daksha daughter sati to free moon from its curse, as told by rishi markendeya.

Meaning of the Matra :


Om: primeval sound, a synonym for bhrama, the creator.

भू Bhur : Physical Plane

र्भुवः Bhuvah : Astral plane

स्वः Svah : Celestial Plane

“It means we invoke our physical, mental and spiritual (soul) world.”


त्र्यम्बकम् Trayambakam : other name for god shiva ( three-tri eyed-ambakam )

यजामहे Yajamahe : the one whose worthy of worship, honor

सुगन्धिम् sugandhim : pious and fragrant

पुष्टि puṣṭi : well nourished

वर्धनम् vardhanam : strengthening, increasing

“We worship shiva who is pious and who nourishes and supports our life.”


उर्वा Urva:large

रूक ruka:liberal

मिव miv : move

बन्धनात् bandhanan : captivating

मृत्योर्मुक्षीय mrityurmokshiya : – mrityu ( death ) mukshiya ( freedom) : freedom from death

मा ∫Ma: me

अमृतात् amritaat: immortal

“We request you to liberate myself from fear of death and guide me to a divine path of deed which is immortal.”

Essence of verse

“I invoke my physical, mental and spiritual world to worship Lord Shiva (who is our creator and supporter for life) for liberty from fear of death and guidance to achieve divine path of deed which is immortal.”

The chanting of this matra is done in following circumstances:

1. When suffering from any disease.

2. If your horoscope conditions of the starts which can cause accidental disaster.

3. To prevent the partition between brothers.

4. To cure the epidemic like plague or cholera in a village/town.

5. When in the horoscope of husband wife there are defects related to “Nadi dosh” or “Shadashtak Dosh”.

6. When your mind gets deviating from religion.

7. When there is atrocious misery between people.

Number of chantings required for different conditions:

  1. For a nightmare or a disease: One lakh twenty five thousand times chanting is required.
  2. To get away from the fear of travel or accident: one thousand times chanting is required.
  3. For prosperity, fame and spiritual awareness or enlightenment: One lakh twenty five thousand times chanting is required



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