- Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra in English (Transliteration)
OM triyambakam yajmahe sugandhim pushTivardhanam,
urvrukamiva bandhann mrrityormokshiya mmrritt.
AUM: Absolute reality.
Tryambakam: Trya means three. Ambakam means eyes. Three eyed Lord Shiva.
Yajamahe: We rejoice in meditation on all of this, sing in His praise
Sugandhim: Means fragrance.
Pushtivardhanam: Means that which nourishes all.
Urvarukamiva: Urva means big. Arukam means deadly disease, which are like the death of Wisdom or physical untimely death.
Bandhanan: Means bound down (e.g. bound down to the ignorance and untruth)
Mrityor: Means untruth or physical death
Mukshiya: Means liberation from the cycles of physical, mental, and spiritual death.
Maamritat: Means please give me rejuvenating nectar( Amritam ), so as to have this liberation, like the process of severing the cucumber from the creeping vine without any pain.