ॐ त्रयम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् म्रुत्योर्मुक्षिय मामृतात्
The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda.
It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. And when one is not keeping well then this mantra is tobe chanted. It is a mantra that has many names and forms.
* Meaning *
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 if freed from the vine, so free us from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.
Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.
* Word to Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra*
Om: Almighty God
Tryambakam : three-eyed
Yajamahe : We worship, adore, honor, revere
Sugandhim: sweet fragrance
Pushti : A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, full, and complete
Vardhanam: One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener
Urvarukam: disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression
Iva : Like, just as
Bandhanan: Stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy attachment
Mrityor: From death
Mukshiya : Free us, liberate us
Ma : not
Amritat : Immortality, emancipation
Text Courtesy : Sangeeta Pathak
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