Health troubles don’t come into our lives by knocking doors and
seeking entry permits. In today’s scientific day and age, medical
researchers are trying to find a cure for every ailment. But healing
cannot be uni-dimensional. People these days understand the importance
of holistic healing. Thus no healing is complete without being connected
to your divine spirit. And the best way to do so in matters of health is
to recite this ever important mantra we call the Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap.
Importance and Significance of Maha Mrityunjaya
To understand the importance of this mantra let’s decode the meaning
of this word first
Mrityun – Death
Jay – Victory
Benefits of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Jaap
Most mantras are repeated 108 times or its multiples. Repeating and
chanting mantra these many times, with full conviction, is known as
As we know by now, this mantra is known to grant a person the sweet
fruit of good physical, emotional and mental health.
It is also considered to be a Moksha mantra as it is known to bestow
immortality to the soul. 108 is said to be a divine number in Hinduism.
This Mantra is known to ward of untimely and unwarranted death.
If a person is seriously ill, the near and dear ones can do the Maha
Mrityunjaya Mantra for quick and painless recovery of the ailing.
Occasions to do the Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap
This Mantra is very powerful and that one can do it for the benefit
of self or others. The primary reason for reciting this mantra is to
ward of the ill effects of bad health.
If someone is unwell, no matter what the intensity of the illness
is, he or she can recite the mantra 108 or 1008 times to get better. If
that person is really unwell or unconscious, a family member or a friend
can do it for them.
It is believed that regular chanting of the mantra for near
terminally ill patients can make their final days more peaceful and
The mantra is known to create divine vibrations in the house, so do
it regularly to create a protective shield and ward off evil. The Jaap
is believed to protect the house and family members from untimely
Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap Vidhi
This mantra is easily accessible to every human being on this planet.
One simply needs complete conviction, faith and devotion while chanting.
Believe that the mantra will work for you.
If you are solely doing it then after bathing, make sure you offer
Jal to Lord Shiva by pouring it on the Shiva Linga.
Offer flowers and Bel patra. If possible, apply Bhasm or, Vibhuti
and then sit facing the east and recite the mantra at least 108 times.
A comparatively lengthier procedure also includes sitting with a
glass of water that has to be covered with the right palm.
The mantra should be recited 1008 times and then a spoon of water
should given to each family member as Prasad. The rest of the water
should then be sprinkled in every corner of the house.
Sometimes the Jaap has to be done more than a lakh times, for which
a pandit is appointed who does a Yagna or Hom and recites the mantra
alongside. The repetition allows the creation of awareness and the
healing angels enter our bodies through nourishing food and thoughts.
One can also tie a thread around their wrist that has 16 knots.
One should then sing Maata’s Aartis and chant her mantras 108 times
with a rosary.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
|| Om Tryambakam Yaja Mahe, Sugandhi Pushtivardhanam
This mantra is in pure Sanskrit and it literally translates to “Om,
Hey Tryambak (Lord Shiva), the nurturer of all living beings, we pray to
you. Like a gardener helps a cucumber or melon to be freed from the
creeper (bondage), we pray to you to free us from the bondage of bad