Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Tryam bakam ye jamehey
Sugandhim pushit vardhinam
Urva ruka miva gandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat
This great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called the MAHA Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-conqueiring mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and alluding th Shiva’s three eyes. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages a sthe heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra, it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation. The Mahamrityunjay is among the most sacred of the Sanskrit mantras. Its continuous chanting, along with the meditation on it meaning, can create the power to overcome all obstacles, including the fear of death. Note that in the I the Brihat Parashara hora Shastra, Maharishi Parashara (recognized as the father of Vedic astrology), prescribes the Maha Mrityunjay mantra s an astrological rememdy for all adverse planetary influences.
It means: ”OM. we worship the “three eyed one” who symbolizes perfect knowledge of the three realms – physical, thought, spirit – by whose grace we are increasingly strengthened and nourished to a state of perfect readiness – like the fragrant, ripe melon that is effortlessly released from it vine, leaving no scar.
Please liberate us from identification with the mortal body and its certain death, and from the illusion of all limitation, which is like death.
And do not let us forget the imperishable nature of the soul, nor our own immortality. “
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