Monday, February 25, 2013
8-2-14 Mahamrityunjay Mantra
The Mahaamrityunjay Mantra is a prayer in the praise of Lord Shiva, requesting Him to free the devotees from disease , bondage, ignorance and attachment and bless them with liberation and enlightenment. This mantra is called Mahamrityunjay Mantra because it is a great death conquering Mantra.It is the most powerful and most effective Mantra for increasing longevity (long life ), for eradicating diseases and death fear. The house where Mahaamrityunjay mantra is recited , the problems like diseases, sudden death and death fear can not touch the members of that house.
It is believed that to overcome the fear of death , Lord Shiv Himself gave humanity this Mahamrityunjay Mantra. In short it can be said that this Mantra :-
- Cures diseases, heals and bestows optimum health.
- Protects one from accidents and misfortune.
- Offers protection from negative forces.
- Frees one from attachment and removes ignorance.
-Helps one to conquer the fear of death.
The process of Mantra jap:-
After your bath in the morning , sit on a piece of woollen cloth facing east or north in a separate room. Keep a photo of Lord Shiva in front of you.Light a ghee deepak and an Agarbatti. Then close your eyes and meditate on Lord Shiva with the feeling that Lord Shiva is the source of universe.He is the Lord of all the creatures. The three eyes of the Lord represent the sun, the moon and fire .He is the Lord of mercy and kindness.He has the power to restore health and happiness.
I pray to such Lord Shiva to make me (If some other person is doing jap, he / she should say, 'my brother/sister/father/etc'. as the case may be,in place of 'me' ) free from disease I/he/she am/is suffering from and bless me /him/her with good health.
After this feeling jap (repeat or chant ) the following mantra at least 108 times (one mala).The mantra is as follows :-
Om (Aum) Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushti Varadhanam.
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaanmrityormuksheeya maamritaat.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुंगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माS मृतात्।।
Meaning :- Om ,we worship Lord Shiva,( the three eyed God )who is full of fragrance and who nourishes all the beings.May He liberate me from death ,bestow salvation and lead me towards eternity(make me immortal) just as the ripe cucumber is severed (from the creeper) of its bondage.
When the mantra jap is over, do not leave the place immediately. After the mantra jap, sit very quietly,close your eyes and reflect upon the infinitive love of Lord Shiva.Have a feeling in your mind that Lord Shiva has accepted your prayer. He is pouring His blessings upon you.By the grace of Lord Shiva you are sure to recover from the disease you are suffering from.You will soon be healthy, you will have no fear of death ,you will be free from negative forces.
After it, fold your hands and pay your respects to Lord Shiva and leave the place of Puja and commence your routine duties.