Maha Mrityunjaya Jap Anushthaan Prayog

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, also known as Tryambakam Mantra is one of the greatest Mantras in Indian Mythology and Spirituality. It belongs to Lord Shiva, the Hindu God with three alluding eyes. While the first and the second eyes of Lord Shiva denote the sun and the moon, the third eye, which lies in the middle of forehead, is the eye of wisdom. The third eye of Lord Shiva signifies spiritual wisdom and understanding, discerning beyond the evident and the might to destroy evil.

Mahamrityunjaya is a combination of three words i.e. "Maha" means great, “Mrityu" means death and "Jaya" means victory; Mahamrityunjaya means victory over death. It is also known as "Rudra Mantra", wherein Rudra refers to the furious face of Lord Shiva. Derived from a verse in Yajurveda, Mahamrityunjaya mantra is a divine death conquering mantra. Reciting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is beneficial for our bodies and soul in many ways. In Yajurveda, it is stated that if a person chants this mantra with unwavered concentration and tremendous devotion, karmas of the soul are purified.

Overall meaning of the Mantra is:

"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."

 - by Arthur Berriedale Keith

When a person or someone in his family is intrigued by unnatural death, a serious disease or any type of disastrous problem, he can get the ‘Maha Mrityunjay Jap Anushthaan Prayog’ done through a priest. The priest later does a pooja in a temple of Lord Shiva and chants one hundred and twenty-five thousand recitations of mantras to benefit the person who has arranged for the pooja.

Pooja Material

A square platform (Chaurang), mango leaves, two new pieces of cloth, kalasha (Copper Vessel), turmeric powder, panchamrut, six coconuts, Prasad (especially any sweet), four oil lamps, sandal paste, incense sticks, betel leaves, two garlands, areca nuts, turmeric pods, dry dates or almonds, camphor, offerings in form of cash or coins, Bael leaves (Aegle marmelos) and flowers, fruits, substances for abhishek on Shiva-ling etc.