Having taken this mortal birth, one is always exposed to all
kinds of threats and dangers at every step. Calamities caused by Aadhyaatmik
(caused by our own self – mind and body, Aadhibhautik – caused by other living
beings and Aadhidaivik – bigger catastrophes caused by nature are constantly
swarming around us.
The Vedic scriptures further categorises life threatening
possibilities and perils of death as follows:
Kaal Mrityu – e.g. being stabbed by someone, being run over
by a vehicle - Either due to malicious and revengeful intentions or even
unintentionally losing life
Panch Mrityu – e.g. being a victim of misdiagnosis, being
administered wrong medicines, being a victim of unfortunate circumstances that
results in loss of life
Ap Mrityu – e.g. while driving or as a passenger of any
vehicle – being hit fatally because of
other person’s mistake and paying the price for someone else’s blunder with
Rog Mrityu – e.g. suffering from bodily ailments or dreadful
diseases; suffering from chronic long drawn illness and maladies – that takes
away all joy of living and ends in painful death.
Marak Mrityu – e.g. committing suicide, being poisoned;
becoming a victim of evil intentions and black magic which finally terminates
The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra (given below) is the verse that
is understood to be the heart of Shri Rudram (Taitreya Upanishad from Yajur
Veda). This sacred chant praises Lord Shiva, who drives away Yama; the lord of
death and delivers us from the above 5 mentioned deaths.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् 
om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ pushtivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛmrityor mokshiye maamritat
Om. We worship and adore you, O
three-eyed one, O Shiva. You are the gladdening 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.
A brief summary of this is that the devotee would be saved
from jaws of calamities. Premature death; accidents or injury can be averted by
the Grace of Lord Shiva.
Benefits of Maha
Mrityunjaya Mantra Jaap:
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (maha-mrityun-jaya) is one of the
more potent of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Maha Mrityunjaya is a call for
enlightenment and is a practice of purifying the karmas of the soul at a deep
level; a moksha mantra, which bestows longevity and immortality,
As the glories of this mantra are so immense that trying to
describe them will be quite a futile attempt, we are making a humble attempt in
summarising some of the potent glories below:
It is said that chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya generates
divine vibrations that ward off all the negative and evil forces and creates a
powerful protective shield.
Regular chanting will protect you from sudden death, accidents,
famine, misfortunes of any kind, calamity and unexplained situations. With this
mantra one is able to conquer all one’s enemies (including the internal enemies
- anger, hatred, jealousy, and greed).
Maha Mrityunjaya rejuvenates, bestows mental, emotional, and
physical health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment. The
healing and nourishing forces enter the human body through foods, medicines,
supportive emotions, and encouraging thoughts. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
attracts these forces and creates an inner environment to enhance their
When can this mantra
Whenever there is listlessness, stress, grief, or illness,
or when fear of death intrudes in awareness, this great mantra can be used for
healing, for maintaining vitality and for refuge.
When courage and determination are blocked, this mantra rises
up to overcome obstacles. It awakens a healing force that reaches deep into the
body and mind.
It is also said that those in the healing professions will
benefit from reciting the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra regularly. Through it, they
will draw from an infinite reserve of energy and thus prevent burnout while
opening a channel of healing from which life can be nourished.
The monthly special Pooja
for the month of June is Maha Mrityunjaya Pooja. This will be held in the
temples & Centres for the benefit of all devotees.
All of you are cordially invited to attend this Pooja with
family and friends and attain the immense spiritual benefits associated
therewith. To absorb and imbibe the spiritually potent vibrations of Maha Mrityunjaya
mantra, one only needs to be the place where this mantra is chanted with
devotional fervour and allow the divine chants to raise one’s consciousness and
experience sublime peace.
Please contact our temples & centres for the bookings.