Daily Archives: 16/11/2012

Om Trayambakam Yajamahe-Popular Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

November 16,2012

This one is the original Indian version!

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, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva, the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva’s three eyes, and it is sometimes known as the Mrita- Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the life restoring practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.

Om Tryambakam – The Life Giving Prayer

This one is the western version of the above original mantra! Perhaps this resonates more with some of you. Either or both versions are excellent for meditation and healing.

Take a few moments sit back, relax and listen to this video, it is healing to body mind and spirit. Listen to it many times over and it will heal you physically, emotionally and mentally.

If you feel like chanting the mantra along with the video here are the words.

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe   –     Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam – Urvaarukimiva Bandhanaan   –     Mrityor Mukshiiya Maamritat