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Tryambakam Yajamahe,
Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam,
Urvarukamiva Bandhanaan,
Mrityor Mukshi Yamamritaat...

The Mantra is ideally be recited 108 times, twice daily- once at dawn and once at dusk.
The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called
the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It holds the highest
place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation
Story: Lord Shiva appeared before his devotee Markandeya (who was initially destined
to die at the age of sixteen) and has stopped his aging process a few days before he
was supposed to turn sixteen with the Power of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra with Lord
Shiva' s blessing. Thus, God of death would never be able to kill him. Hence, this
mantra is also referred to as the Markandeya Mantra. The Mantra is ideally be recited
108 times, twice daily- once at dawn and once at dusk.
Correct recitation and pronounciation of Mantra is extremely important to gain the
expected results. This is common for any and all Mantras. This Mantra is also used to
attain mental equilibrium and calmness for meditation and yoga practice.

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one among the finest Mantra's in Indian Mythology and
Spirituality belongs to Lord Shiva.It is a combination of three hindi language words i.e.
"Maha" which means Great , "Mrityun" means Death and "Jaya" means Victory which
turns into Conquer or victory over death. It is also known as "Rudra Mantra" or
"Trayambakam Mantra". Rudra refers to Lord Shiva.
The Great Mantra is : Om Trayambakam Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam,
Urvarukmiv Bandhanat, Mrityurmokshaya Mamratat.

Hindi :

Meaning of Mantra:
Trayambakam : One who has three eyes. Lord Shiva is the only one who have it.
Yajamahe: One who is prayed or worshiped.
Sugandhim: Good Smell.
Pushti: Prosperous, Fulfilled.
Vardhanam: One who makes happy, prosperous, gives peace of mind and takes care
about you.
Urvarukmiv: Like it or no one else.
Bandhanat: Associated or bonding.
Mrityur- From Death.
Mokshaya: Free us or send us heaven.
Ma: Not
Amritat: Immortal.

Om. We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Shiva. You are sweet gladness, the
fragrance of life, who nourishes us, restores our health, and causes us to thrive. As, in due time,
the stem of the cucumber weakens, and the gourd is freed from the vine, so free us from
attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.

word by word translation of the Mahamrityunjay Mantra:
tri-ambaka-m the three-eyed-one
yaja-mahe we praise
sugandhi-m the fragrant
pusti-vardhana-m the prosperity-increaser
urvaruka-m disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression
iva -like
bandhanat from attachment Stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy
mrtyor from death
mukshiya may you liberate
ma not
amritat realization of immortality

Over all meaning of entire Mantra is :We concentrate on our third eye which lies behind
the two eyes and this gives us the power to feel you and by this we feel happy,satisfied
and peace in life. We know immortality is not possible but some extension can be given
to our death by your powers Lord Shiva.
This Mantra has a great utility and has been a successful mantra for those who are
suffering from some sever disease or having the fear of sudden death. This mantra has
a highest form of energy as it also denotes Gayatri mantra and when it is chanted a
person can really feel energy making heavy movements in his body.
There are basically two ways of using this Mantra.
A) A person can either chant 108 Mantra's or a Mala daily. 108 is important because it
has a great mathematical calculation. 108 is the multiplication sum of 12 and 9. 12 here
refers to Zodiac Signs and 9 refers to planets. When a human chants this Mantra for
108 times all his planets and zodiac signs instead or making ups and downs in life come
on track and stay calm and because of their changed nature human life settles again.
B) When a person is scared of unnatural death or serious disease he has to get the
Pooja done by a priest and the priest later on does a pooja in Lord Shiva temple and
chant one hundred thousand mantras to benefit the person who has arranged for the
Apart from the above two ways if a person lacks time but wants to get the benefit of the
Mantra then he must go to Lord Shiva Temple daily and must pour water on Shiv Ling
and chant the Mantra for just five times. It would be great if you can also put "Bilva
Patra" on the Shiv Ling and the pour the Water. Thats a surety that within 15 days
starting from Monday a person will start getting rid of certain mental and physical
This mantra can be chanted anytime day or night even when you are about to sleep and
this is very effective too. This is not only for saving life but also a great mantra for
concentration and mental peace. A person must concentrate on his third eye position
and chant this and slowly and gradually he will start feeling the positive energy in his
third eye.
In the beginning concentrating on the third eye would be painful because you mind will
not be able to resist the pain but with practice you can really do it well and lately
everything you do will be successful as your third eye will show you everything in
"Om Namah Shivaya:

Panchavaktra (Panchamukhi) Shiva
In hinduism on December 15, 2008 at 7:19 am
Shiva is majorly seen in five of His aspects Aghora, Ishana, Tat purusha, Vamadeva (Varna Deva)
and Rudra (or Saddyojat). Panchavaktra or Panchamukhi is the combination of all these five forms
and is commonly depicted as five-headed.
Aghora is the destructive aspect of Shiva. He is often depicted as the Keeper of burial and cremation
grounds and is associated with death. He is said to devour life and make way for new creation or
regeneration. He faces South on a Panchamukha Sivalingam.
Ishana is omnipresent and omnipotent. He is depicted as an all-pervading and eternal Shiva. He is
cause of creation. He faces the north-east on a Panchamukha Sivalingam.
Tat purusha is the ego aspect of Shiva. Associated with meditation, enlightenment this form is often
associated with sages, ascetics and celibacy. He faces east on a Panchamukha Sivalingam.
Vamadeva (Varna Deva) is the female aspect of Shiva. He is graceful and is associated with water.
He faces north on a Panchamukha Sivalingam. He is a healer and bestower of health both mental and
Rudra (Sadyojata) is the creative and destructive power of Shiva. He is associated with wrath and
anger. He faces west on a Panchamukha Sivalingam.
Panchavaktra or Panchamukhi is the combination of all the five forms. Meditating on Panchamukhi
(Panchavaktra) Shiva will bestow the aspirant with good mental health, the ability to see things
clearly, protect one from all diseases, purify the mind and body, destroy ignorance and give control
over sexual instincts.
The mantra for Panchamukhi Shiva is Shiva Gayatri.
Om Pancahvaktraye Vidmahe
Mahadevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Rudra Prachodayat

Shiva Gayatri and its meaning
Shiva Gayatri is one of the most powerful Gayatri Mantras. It is dedicated to Shiva (Siva,
Shiva is the destroyer and the God of sexuality. As a destroyer, Shiva destroys all evils in the
body and mind, thus purifying the aspirant. He also makes things clear in the mind which is
a natural consequence of destruction of evil in body and mind. Since He is also the god of
fertility and sexuality, chanting Shiva gayatri gives the aspirant to control baser instincts
like desire for sex, etc.Worship of Shiva dates back to pre-Vedic and Vedic period. He is one
of the most powerful forces controlling creation.
Shiva Gayatri:
Om Pancahvaktraye Vidmahe
Mahadevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Rudra Prachodayat
We meditate on Mahadeva, may Rudra deirect our minds.
Panchavaktra (or Panchamukha) is combination of all five forms of Shiva. This form of
Shiva is depicted as five-headed God.