The word ‘Mrityunjaya’ stands for one who has won over death. The words Maha Mrityunjaya is a blend of three words i.e ‘Maha’ means ‘Great’, ‘Mrityun’ means death, ‘Jaya’ means ‘victory’. Maha Mrityunjaya Japa is performed to gain the blessings of Lord Shiva who is the ultimate controller of life and death. It is performed for prolonging the lifespan of someone who is to overcome death or severely diseased.
Religious Significance of Maha Mrityunjaya Japa
Maha Mrityunjaya Japa is beneficial for those who are suffering from emotional, physical and mental health problems and who chants this mantra will achieve longevity and immorality. According to the olden Puranas, this mantra has been used by sages as well as Sati Devi when the lord Chandra was suffered from the curse of Prajapati. Daksha Prajapati cursed Lord Chandra to become thinner and thinner day by day, this may affect his body and can cause death. Chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra by Sati Devi to save his husband pleased Lord Shiva and took Lord Chandra and placed it upon his head and made him immortal.
Maha Mrityunjaya Japa mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death. While spreading vibhuti over different parts of the body, to make energized and to get good results of Mrityunjaya mantra while chanting. Mrityunjaya mantra means for healing rejuvenation, physical and emotional care.
When Can the Maha Mrityunjaya Puja be Performed
This Japa should be performed according to the Janma Nakshatra of the person who is battling with death or through the Maraka Dasa of their horoscope. When this mantra is recited regularly with true Shraddha and bhakti, it can help in solving household discord, division of property and marital stress. Maha Mrityunjaya mantra has immense healing powers.
Advantages of Performing the Maha Mrityunjaya Japa
- Prevents fatal accidents and life-threatening diseases.
- Reduces the ill effect of planets like Rahu and Ketu.
- Reciting of mantra is believed that Maha Mrityunjaya mantra can help to remove serious ailments.
- It also helps to increase your life span.
- It also aids in getting rid of karmic doshas.
- This Japa aids one to overcome the fear of death, evil strengths and accidental death.
- Maha Mrityunjaya Japa provides a protective shield around you.
- By performing this Japa it provides pleasure, prosperity and contentment.
- It resolves horoscope related issues.
Maha Mrityunjaya Japa FAQ's
Who is the lord for Maha Mrityunjaya Japa?
Lord Shiva is the god for Maha Mrityunjaya Japa.
What is Maha Mrityunjaya Japa?
According to Vedas, The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra hailed by sages. It can aids you in tune into the alleviate force that is always at work with you, supports your growth, removes troubles, and reminds your high aim in your life.
Why Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is chanted?
Maha Mrityunjaya mantra can chant to please Lord Shiva. Generally, this mantra chanted with fasting. By worshiping Lord Shiva with this mantra one will overcome their death.
What is the origin of Maha Mrityunjaya mantra?
Lord Shiva has given Maha Mrityunjaya mantra as a secret message to Markandeya, when he was at seven years old to extend his life.
Daily how many times Maha Mrityunjaya mantra chanted?
A person can chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra at least 108 times in a day, to get good money, and health. Otherwise a minimum of nine times the mantra should be chanted before leaving the house or before going to bed.
What is the good time for chanting Maha Mrityunjaya mantra?
As per Shastras, early morning 4am-6am is the best time to chant this mantra, but if you are unable to chant at that time, then after taking a bath you can recite this mantra. At least five times you have to chant this mantra. While chanting mantra uses Rudraksha mala, it is very auspicious.
Sankalpam( The Testimony of The Vedic Vidhi)
The word Sankalpam indicates the Vedic astrology of Panchang, place, time, day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam, and Karanam. These are recited to the three trinities of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Vedic Vidhi recites for the current Vedic year and the Vedic name of the subcontinent and other significant elements. At the end of the Sankalpa needs family members Name, Gotra, Zodiac sign, Birth star to recite as a part of the puja and to get the blessings from the Lord Maha Ganapati, Navagrahas, family deity (kula devata), Grama devata and Ishta devata (favorite god one’s choice). So the first procedure is to invoke blessings from the deity.
The Ganapati puja is considered as an auspicious for all the ceremonies while starting the puja. By doing Ganapathi puja, you will get free from obstacles, hurdles in life. It acquires materialistic, spirituality in life.
16 common offerings to the Deity during worship
Dhyana – Meditating
Aavaahana – Inviting the deity into the altar.
Asana – Giving a seat to the deity
Paadya – Washing the deity’s feet with pure water.
Arghya – to wash hands and mouth.
Aachamana – Offering drinking water to the Deity.
Snaana – Bath the deity idol with turmeric water, milk, curd, sugar, water.
Vasthra – Offering Clothes to the deity
Yagnopaveetha – Offering the thread to wear from his right shoulder
Gandha – apply sandalwood paste(mixed with water) on the forehead and shoulders to the deity
Pushpa – Offering fresh flowers while chanting the deity’s names.
Dhoop – Spreading fragrance to the altar.
Deepa –offering a Diya to illuminate the surrounding decorated deity.
Naivedya – offering food to the deity.
Taambula – Offering betel nut and leaves with fruits.
Harathi - offering Harathi by lighting camphor
The word Punya Vachanam gives clarity of the clean ritual by invoking the blessings from the Lord Varuna (the lord of water) along with sacred rivers of the country namely Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Cavery. The tirtha mantras are recited where the Punya vachanam is performed, and their all the five elements are,
Jal - water
Vayu - air
Prithvi - earth
Agni - fire
Akasha - sky or space
By the chanting of Vedic mantras related to Lord Varuna, the place will be purified, where the positive energy is being retained in the pot and Punyavachana can be performed.
Navagrahas are nine planets, and each planet governs a specific element (five elements) in the life cycle, so the certain specified planetary combinations in the horoscope give both malefic effects and good effects.
The beneficial effects are taken into consideration of the particular planet individually and also in their combination. Generally to rectify or to neutralize the evil effect of the planets Navagraha puja can be performed along with Navagraha mantras.
To remove the malefic effects of the planets this Navagraha puja can be performed. During this puja one will get blessings from Adidevata (subordinate lord of the planet), ‘Prathana Devata’ (main deity of the planet).
The Kalasa puja can be done with the help of a copper vessel. Place the Kalasa, fill it with water, a coin and nine types of grains. In red cloth, one can tie the coconut. Then, coconut is placed on the top of Kalasa with mango leaves. By doing this procedure Kalasa puja can be finished.
Maha Mrityunjaya Japa
The word ‘Mrityunjaya’ stands for one who has won over death. The words Maha Mrityunjaya is a blend of three words that is ‘Maha’ means Great, 'Mrityun' means death, 'Jaya' means victory. Maha Mrityunjaya Japa is performed to gain the blessings of Shiva Devaru who is the ultimate controller of life and death.
Maha Mrityunjaya Japa is beneficial for emotional, physical, and mental health. By doing this Japa, gives longevity and immorality. According to olden Puranas, Maha Mrityunjaya mantra was used by sages as well as Sati, when the lord Chandra suffered from the curse of Prajapati. By the chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Japa mantra, lord Shiva took lord Chandra and placed him upon his head to remove the curse effects of Prajapati Daksha.
This Japa should be performed according to the Janma Nakshatra of the person, battling death or going through the Maraka Dasa of their horoscope. When this mantra is recited regularly with true Shraddha and bhakti, it can help in solving household discord, division of property, and marital stress.
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