Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one among the oldest and most consequential Mantra's in Indian mythology and spirituality. This mantra belongs to Lord Shiva. It is a cumulation of three Hindi language words i.e. ‘Maha’, which denotes great, ‘Mrityun’ denotes death and ‘Jaya’ denotes victory, which turns into surmount or victory over death.It is additionally kenned as ‘Rudra Mantra’ or ‘Trayambakam Mantra’. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is verbalized to have been engendered by Rishi Markandeya. The Moon was once in trouble, imprecated by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha's daughter, for the Moon. According to another version this is the Bija mantra as revealed to Rishi Kahola that was given by Lord Shiva to sage Sukracharya, who edified it to Rishi Dadichi, who gave it to King Kshuva, through whom it reached the Shiva Purana.
॥ ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥
We worship Lord Shiva (three eyed), who is our nurturer. We pray him to give us liberty from confinements of death just as as cucumber gets plucked very easily from its roots. Reciting this mantra has usually been known to generate positive physical, mental and emotional advantages. Often thought of as a moksha mantra, this prayer is believed to help promote longevity. This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva and can help to prevent the ill-timed death of you or your loved ones.
When chanted with sincerity, conviction and devotion, this mantra proves to be a lifesaving mantra. The best time to this mantra is early morning hours (Brahma Muhurta), around 4.00AM. One must practice to chant this mantra minimum 9 times before you going to office or leaving from the home and before going to bed or taking medicines. One must also chant this mantra for good health and wealth and must make it a practice to chant once when you apply bhasma or holy ash or vibhuthi or chandan or kumkum. Filling a glass with water, sit facing east and pray to Lord Shiva. At the same time, you must close the top of the glass with the palm of your right hand, and chant the mantra for 1008 times, spray the water inside the house, take few teaspoons and give it to people. You can invoke the energy of Lord Shiva in the water by doing this type of maha mrityunjaya jaap.
Chant as many times possible sitting next to people who are ill or under pain. Regularly chant or play it in a recorder if there is a terminally ill patient around. If your friends or relatives are suffering from cancer, play the mantra or chant regularly to reduce the pain. It is said that Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Jaap 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.