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Benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Mahamrityunjaya mantra is one of the oldest mantras in Vedas. The mantra speaks about Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the most auspicious mantra and is chanted by many devotees to restore their life in deadly conditions. The literal meaning of the name of the mantra is great victory over death.

However, the mantra should be chanted by following the specific protocol. The individual who wants to chant the mantra should sit in a relaxed way, close his/her eyes and concentrate on his/her “third eye”. The ideal time to chant this mantra is early hours of the morning before dawn especially at 4:00 a.m. Individuals can apply bhasma, kukum or chanda to get better results.

According to Shiv Purana, failing to follow the protocol while chanting the mantra or improper pronunciation can bring dreadful consequences. Like Gayatri mantra, Mahamrityunjaya mantra is also a very powerful mantra.

Though immortality is not possible for humans, the mantra is said to extend the life with the powers of Lord Shiva. The focus on the third eye can make individuals who chanted the mantra happy and peaceful.

Two legends are associated with the revelation of this mantra. According to first version, the mantra was known to only one sage, Markandeya. He was revealed by Lord Shiva. But, when the Moon was cursed by Daksha and was in a position of dying, sage Markandeya was requested to save the Moon using this mantra.

In another version legend, the mantra was first revealed to Shukracharya by Lord shiva, which was then taught to Dadichi by the latter who in turn used it to save King Kshuva after which all the people knew about the mantra.

Vedas and Puranas reveal about the different benefits of chanting Mahamrityunjaya mantra. One can get relief from fear if he chants the mantra for 1100 times. One should chant it for 11,000 times to get rid of health ailments. Chanting the mantra for 1,50,000 times can help in having success and fertility. It is also believed that chanting of Mahamrityunjaya mantra for 1,50,000 times can help get relief from untimely death.

One should chant the mantra 9 times while leaving home, before taking medicines and sleeping to get good fortune. Devotees believe that chanting of the mantra 3 times can keep them safe while driving a vehicle. It is also believed that chanting of the mantra for 108 times regularly provides health and wealth.

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