Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

March 2, 2011

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

त्रयम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् म्रुत्योर्मुक्षिय मामृतात् ॥

(IAST transliteration):
tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam
urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt

Word to Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

* Tryambakam = the three-eyed one (accusative case)
* Yajamahe = We worship, adore, honor, revere

* Sugandhim = sweet smelling, fragrant (accusative case)
* Pushti = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, fullness of life
* Vardhanam = One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener

* Urvarukam = squirting cucumber (accusative case)
* Iva = like, just as
* Bandhanan = stem (of the gourd);(ablative case “from the stem”- the ending is actually long a then -d which changes to n/anusvara through sandhi)

* Mrityor = From death
* Mukshiya = Free us, liberate us
* Ma = not
* Amritat = Immortality, emancipation

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