Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantram
Mrutyunjaya Maha Mantram
When a fruit is cut from a plant, a drop or two of the sap is released from the cut stem. However when a ripe fruit drops from the tree, there is no sap released, the fruit renders itself for others to enjoy itself and voluntarily detaches itself from the tree.
This is the essence of the Maha Mrutyunja Mantram.
When chanting the Mrutyunjaya maha mantram, one asks for the avoidance of the untimely death but just not death. Untimely death causes several hardships in the family,hence oh Lord please grant me death at a time when I am done with my worldly duties.
The Maha Mantram is known to be a powerful one and is suggested to
recite atleast 3 times before leaving the house followed by the Shanti
mantram for a safe return.
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushthi Vardhanam
Mrytyor Muksheeya Mamritat ||
oṃ pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidam pūrṇāt pūrṇamudacyate
pūrṇasya pūrṇamādāya pūrṇamevāvaśiṣyate
oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
The “pujari” in the temple says this when offering “Teertham”
Akala mrutyu haranam, sarva vyadhi nivaranam
samastha papa kshaya karam, sri uma maheswara
or Lakshmi narayana padodakam pavanam subham.
Let thy be cleared of untimely death and ill health, let all your sins
be cleared at the holy feet of Uma Maheswara.