092 – How does the Maha Mritunjaya mantra help us

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The Maha Mritunjaya mantra is a verse from the Rig Veda which is considered to be the most powerful way to gratify the highest power, the Shiva power. What is the meaning of this mantra? It means that we worship the three eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings. Like the fruit falls off the bondage of the stem, may He liberate us from death, for the sake of immortality. The cucumber is given as an example. We pray to Shiva to grant us liberty from confinement of death just as a cucumber gets plucked very easily from its roots.

Reciting this mantra has been known to generate positive, physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It is also thought of as a moksha mantra, this prayer is believed to help promote longevity. It can help to prevent the ill-timed death of our loved ones and ourselves. When chanted with sincerity, conviction and dedication, it is a lifesaving mantra. We can also chant it for good health and wealth. It generates divine vibrations that ward off all the negative and evil forces and creates a powerful, protective shield. Regular chanting will protect us and loved ones from sudden death, accidents, and grave misfortunes.

The practise

The Maha Mritunjaya mantra can be chanted using the balancing pranayama. The breathing would be inhale, mentally say Om trayambakam, pause, holding breath, mentally say yajamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam, exhaling mentally say urvarkamiva bandhanat mrityor mokshiye maamritat. Pause holding the breath outside. You can use a mala and chant 11 times. If it is difficult with the balancing pranayama, just repeat the mantra. Please try and you will see the change in yourself. You will change the quality of your mind and therefore change the quality of your actions.

Aim Hrim Klim


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