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Maha Mritunjaya Mantra of Lord Shiva

Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.

Shiva Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Lord Shiva, the third member of the Hindu Trinity (The Trinity comprises of Lord Brahma who is the creator, Lord Vishnu who is the preserver and Lord Shiva the destroyer), is said to be the Lord of great mercy and compassion. Lord Shiva is one of the most worshiped Gods in the Hindu Religion. Lord Shiva's destruction is not negative but nourishing and constructive. Lord Shiva's destruction builds and transforms life and energy for the welfare of the world. The Mahamrityunjay Mantra, which is addressed to Lord Shiva who is also referred to as Snake God, is a centuries old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss. It is Lord Shiva's moksha mantra. The Mahamrityunjay is a mantra that is said to rejuvenate, bestow health, wealth, a long life, peace, prosperity, satisfaction, immortality and contentment. Maha Mrityunjay Mantra is a Mantra to conquer death and connects us to our own inner divinity.

This Mantra which is addressed to Lord Shiva is given in the Rig Veda (7 mandala 59 chapter).

Mahamritunjay Mantra of Lord Shiva

Mahamritunjay Mantra of Lord Shiva

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra - Meaning and Significance

Given below is the Mahamrityunjay Mantra(also known as Mahamoksha Mantra or Mritasanjivani mantra) of Lord Shiva and its meaning.

"Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan

Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat"

Meaning : We worship the Three-eyed One who is fragrant, immensely merciful and who is the Protector of the devotees. May he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality, Even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.

By chanting this Maha Mrityunjay Mantra, divine vibrations are generated which wards off all the negative vibrations and evil forces and create a powerful protective shield. And it is said to protect the one who chants against accidents and misfortunes of every kind. It is also said to have a powerful healing of diseases declared incurable even by the doctors. This is the Mantra to conquer death and connects us to our own inner divinity.

Read more on Other Shiva Mantras.

Mrityunjaya Bija Mantra

Given below is the Mrityunjaya Bija Mantra given by Kahola Rishi used for Meditation purpose.

"Om Jum Sah"

Listen to Mahamritunjaya Mantra


skperdon from Canada on July 02, 2016:

Thanks for sharing the mantra.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 15, 2015:

If the Mantra is giving you peace, there is no reason why you should stop chanting it. Blessings!

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keny20 on December 14, 2015:

Is it the matra only for health issues or even we can chant it in our difficult times so God can guide us through it?

I m a shiva devotee but i really feel peace and relaxation when i chant this mantra ... i am in difficult period currently and i feel peace of mind only with this mantra .. should i continue or stop?

monica krishna on November 21, 2013:

hi,i wanted to chant this mantra for other person who is sufrng lot frm brian prblm..i wanted him to get cure ...i heard two things about this mantra one it cure all ailments nd other is tat person soul leaves this world peacefully..... im really confused .... pls suggest me hw to chnt on behalf of other person to gt him completely cure........and als tel me is there any side effects if v chant wrongly ...

ANuradha on May 23, 2012:

Hi my husband is suffering from illness can i read this mantra behalf of him pls tell me immedialty how many times i have to read in a day

vidya on March 29, 2012:

my grandmother is very badly sick and her soul is struggling to get out from the life. she is too older and sicker to regain her health . can we recite this mahamrityunjaya mantra for the peaceful death and the release of her soul ? kindly reply immediately because this is an emergency.

monika soni on March 20, 2012:

my mother is not keeping well plz help me pray for her early recovery

shali on March 07, 2012:

Help me please I'm confused. Do we chant it everyday for 108 times or what and can we start any day because I'm going to start tomorrow which is Thursday.

Suniti on March 07, 2012:

Hello! My husband is really ill and stays away from me. How can my chanting help him as he stays away and doesn't believe in mantras?

Please please reply

DIVYANSH MISHRA on February 19, 2012:


Mohit on February 12, 2012:

Jai bholenath

hello friends maha mratunjai mantra is really giving a very well efact in our lief

Nikila on January 08, 2012:


I am not a hindu girl. My age is approx 35 years, and my time period is not good.I am suffering from sadhe saatee. Someone said to me that if I read Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra for 1080 times, my situation will improve, but humanly it is very difficult. I can read it for only 108 times per day. Will it help me? For how long time(Days/ months/ years), I should read this mantra for 108 times? Can Sundarkand/ Hanuman Chalisa will be helpful?

Dhanshree on December 30, 2011:

can we do the chanting of maha mrutunjay mantra daily.

vicky on December 14, 2011:

Jay Shiv Shankar Ki

dattatray on December 14, 2011:


im doing naamjap frm last 3 months ....uske pahele muje bahut pareshaniya thi. jaise ki black magic,physcl prblm,mansik prblm .

aisa lagta tha. jaise mar n jau.!

lekin mahamrutynjy mantra give me unbeilvbe energy...and shakti and yah mantra har roj kare result mil mahamrutyunjayay namah!!

pardeep kumar on December 13, 2011:

lord shiva is the most powerfull lords of lord i m a great devooti of lord shiva . which person have any type of problam please do rudraabhishek with ganga jal with 'om namha shivaya' mantra you will see that your life will change in 7 days do this 41 days by heart

by:- lord shiva on the way

neela on December 09, 2011:

me doing ma medicine now.............. ma life is fulfilled with pains and pains........i lost ma peace.......i truly hope this mantra will give me a new page of life........

Mayank on November 13, 2011:

Yes u can download the mantra or buy the cd by Suresh wadkar. Just by playing the mantra in the room alongside chanting it u will start seeing its effects soon. At least chant the manta 108 times(one mala) or listen full manta approx 150 min.

I went to Amarnath yatra this june and slipped on the glacier but somebody picked up my hand and it didn't fell in the river! All because of this mantra and lord Shiva.

Now its almost 8 months and i listen to this mantra almost daily.

swathi on November 10, 2011:

my mama has been suffering from brain tumor for the last 2 years and has gone through 2 operations and still in a very severe and critical condition. i'm 12 years do you think i can chant this mantra? pls do pray for him. even my mother has been suffering from severe pain in her hands even after she got cured of you think i can download it and play it in my mama's room when i go to meet him since he lives in madurai,and i live in delhi.where can i download it from? please do reply soon.



AHUJA on November 07, 2011:

hi! my papa is o bed for lst 3 years n he is suffering from parelltic attack, he lose his will power to recover, is this mantra works to recover my papa as soon as possible, revert bavk me thanks n regards,AHUJA

Shaunak on October 01, 2011:

Hello! I am new to this group. Just wanted to know if the mantra can be chanted minimum 11 times per day? Also someone has mentioned that guru is required? But to chant this mantra starting on any Monday, is it required? Request to please provide your valuable advise

Arun on September 30, 2011:

may iknow.. how many time to chant this shiv mantra..?

ravi on August 22, 2011:

im very confuse!!i had a brain problem n i seek help from a guru.he told me to chant om manah shivay daily.i can see changes in my life,but i want to know which mantra is very powerfullllll

Malika Mohan on July 20, 2011:


I am trying to find out if there is any specific number of times that the mantra should be chanted. My father is very sick and I want to chant for him, but am not sure of the method. I was told that there is some minimum number of time that it must be done.

Please advise and help.

Thank you.

Krishnakanth on July 02, 2011:

Thank u very much sir for ur feedback thanks a lot

PrachandTandav on June 29, 2011:

Yes Krishnakanth but this is for use and not for Misuse, misusers are always destroyed first, rather than it is the Protective mantra say Kavach ...(Armor).., For your work there are other good ways like Mritsanjivani Kavacham .. Some special Shiv abhishek and Aghor Mantra of the lord shiv(I would highly recommand to never use this mantra without guru, You can go for Mritsanjivani kavacham) ... If you are unable to search or go for this kavacham, Mrityunjay Stotram is there.

Thanks and regards

Krishnakanth on June 10, 2011:

Hi anamika your article is very nice i have so many enimies day by day am facing problem with them how can i face them if i chant this mantra can i face them plz gave me d reply

amarnath yatra on May 18, 2011:

My grandfather was afflicted with stroke and was quite serious. I remember my grandmother reciting the Mahamritunjaya manta every day to him. I am not sure if it was the mantra or the team of very competent doctors who were treating him, but against all odd he made a recovery and he is still alive. I was looking for the meaning of this mantra when I stumbled on your hub. Really love it. Keep it up. I would also request to you visit my hub on Amarnath Yatra.

annaswamy sankaran on May 11, 2011:

i had brain tumor. i chanted maha mruthyanjayamantra.

the operation was successful and i do not have slightest

of after effect. this mantra is great without doubt. it is really a boon

helen on April 25, 2011:

thank you for the wonderful work you are doing bringing the message across to the public

rajesh bhardwaj on April 14, 2011:

this maha mantra is just spritof immortality in this crucial time of matrilic world according tomy experience one who not chant this mantra or not love lord shiva is the most unfortunate and unlucky person in this world.

x on April 12, 2011:

Hi, thanks for this. I'm new to this, can I just listen to the mantra instead of chanting it? Does it work the same? Thanks

DEEPAK SHARMA on March 27, 2011:

lord shiva is very mahamrtunjay mantra daily

GLORY on March 24, 2011:

Hi Anamika,

You have given useful info about this divine mantra,it is started with adding little mantra and also end with the opposite use of those words.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on March 24, 2011:

This mantra is even known to cure even incurable diseases so you may chant the mantra with devotion.

raul on March 24, 2011:

can this mantra really cure hiv????

ashok on December 30, 2010:

i'm chanting mahamirtunjya mantra every day (evening time) for 11 times. is it sufficent ?

Jogi Rana on December 16, 2010:

While you are chanting the Mahamaritunjay or any mantra for your any lord, a relation of a true friendship developed between you and your lord and you start talking with your lord without any fear and suspecion. After few days of chanting regularly, the relationship became more powerful and unbreakable because Lord never harm you in any way and your faith starts grwoing on your Lord. And day after day by chanting, this relationship become more strong and you have developed a more strong faith on your lord. When you are in trouble or in any problem, you start remebering your true friend Lord and start telling everything without any fear and withour hiding any thing from your lord. At this stage, a power starts working in your self to examine yourself and our deeds and your mind and your conscious starts guding you the right path or the solution of the problem, you are facing and also it give courage to you to combat with this problem. So in tatality, your true friendship with your lord and your strong faith in your lord take you at a point and you get the solution of your problem

raj on December 02, 2010:

im a strong devote of lord shiva but im scared to pray cuz wen i do he comes alive and i go into a trans i dont know how to deal with it. im see there are alot off shiva devotes here can someone help me as to how i shall deal with this

Mike on September 07, 2010:

I recite this mantra almost daily; I find it most peaceful. When chanting with deep concentration, it almost invokes an out of body experience for me.

saswati on August 11, 2010:

my brother is severely ill and is underging prolonged treatment withno improvement.he donot stay with us...can my mom chant this mantra on his behalf..?please response!

Vijaya on July 08, 2010:

I will start chanting this mantra. I have few disturbances in my life. I and my family want peace of mind.

Thanks everyone for the excellent feedback and special thanks to you Anamika.

Brijesh on June 20, 2010:

hi anamika,

nice to read your article... I can vouch for its truthfullness.. my grandfather and brother were very ill and through this mantra only I have seen them in good health... I have always been an ardent follower of lord shiva and this mantra has been my support... thanks for spreading the benfits of thhis mantra.....

carry on the good work

Nakul on June 16, 2010:

This is a great boon to humanity,

Anamika your article is great and helpful to many.

Congratulations U r a source of great information of Universe.

Be cheerful and happy :)

mantra meditation on June 09, 2010:

Indeed - many of the Swami's chant this mantra before departing the ashram when leaving for a trip to be protected.

Kol23 on May 29, 2010:

Is there some really good mantra for the long life of PARENTS?

(I mean specifically PARENTS). I understand that Mahamrityunjaya Mantra helps the person who recites it. But what if one wants to recite this for someone else. My parents and I stay in different countries and I want to be able to do this from here for them. Please respond.


LogicalSpark on May 02, 2010:

Good Stuff.

Please post more

Anu on April 22, 2010:

Dear Anamika,

I would share with you the power of this mantra. I have already met with an accident fr about 8 times and thank god nothing happen to me. even the scar on my face was told by a doctor would take about 6 months to heal but trust me by chanting the mantra,it took about a month.

oh yes you can chant this mantra while cooking, your food taste better.



abhishekkaushik on April 08, 2010:

This Mantra are Absloutly Very Power full

I Accept this in My Life

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on February 20, 2010:

Thanks Indumati for the encouragement and visit.

Sumi : Any Prayer which is done with sincerity and devotion would be answered. You can chant the mantra. You can make your mother listen to the Gayatri Mantra and Mrityunjaya Mantra CDs. You can get Details of more Mantras in my Blog Popular Hindu Mantras @

sumi on February 19, 2010:

hii can i chant this mantra for my mother ?my mother is a diabetic patient and because of this my mother have blurred vision in one eye.if i chant this mantra.whetherit can be cured?

S.INDUMATHI on January 22, 2010:

normally I used to chant this mantra. of course it is very nice you have given the meaning.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 07, 2010:

Thanks for the nice comment Pravin.

Vijay : Chanting it in mind is considered the best way of chanting.

vijay on January 07, 2010:

I want to know how to chant this mantra, whether we should chant it in our mind or say it aloud, please advise. what is the best way to get the effects?

Thanks for all the good posts,

Om Namah Shivay


pravin on August 10, 2009:

i was good to read and learn more about MAHAMRITUNJYA MANTRA. even i chant this MANTRA every morning it has brought great difference in me and my work. LORD SHIVA is a great DOCTOR. JAY SHRE PASHUPATINATH.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on June 14, 2009:

Thanks for the comment arvind midha. Yes, This is a very powerful mantra and especially for me it has given me the strength when things were going rough.

arvind midha on June 14, 2009:

I have full faith in the efficacy of Mahamritunjay mantra.During my service career, It helped me a lot.I could complete tough assignments successfully.I do not believe much in the stars and fortune telling.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on June 13, 2009:

Thanks for the visits! Thank you Ravendra, luxmi and Rajesh.

Ravendra N. Pandey on May 29, 2009:

my experience the only surrival in this crucial time of world civilization is only mahamartunjya mantra. only lord shiva can protact u and entire world through this mantra.

luxmi_yadav on March 06, 2009:

i chant mahamritunjay mantra every day in morning for last 3 years, and i experience lots of change in my life. but helthwise i am not improve, still i am great beliver in lord shiva. i believe this mantra is only solution of every problems.

Rajesh Bhardwaj on March 02, 2009:

According to my experience the only surrival in this crucial time of world civilization is only mahamartunjya mantra. only lord shiva can protact u and entire world through this mantra.

luxmi_yadav on February 28, 2009:

thanks Anamika. but how can i contact purohit promod joshi.if you have any contact number send me.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on February 26, 2009:

You may go and do a 3 days special Puja at Trambakeshwar , one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Bhagwan Shankar.

1) Nagbali Puja

2) Narayan Bali Puja

3) Kalasarpa Poojan (Rahu Ketu Poojan) along with sapindi Shraddh

After Puja you have to follow the instructions and restrictions given by the Purohit. You can do the Puja under Purohit Promod Joshi who is an expert in this sort of Poojas. The fees is Rs 5000

luxmi_yadav on February 26, 2009:

I suffering from sevier cold and some time asthma, in my kundali i got kalsarpdosh,shrapitdosh and grahan dosh. i always face helth problem since i was 16. last 3 years i chant mahamrityunjay mantra daily in morning. what can i do for my good helth. i am waiting for my answer, becouse you have very good knowledge about mahamrityunjay mantra.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on February 22, 2009:

Thanks for visiting the Hub Luxmi and Sundaram.

luxmi_yadav on February 19, 2009:

I suffering from sevier cold and some time asthma, in my kundali i got kalsarpdosh,shrapitdosh and grahan dosh. i always face helth problem since i was 16. last 3 years i chant mahamrityunjay mantra daily in morning. what can i do for my good helth.

T.S.SUNDARAM on February 18, 2009:

I recently started chanting the Great maha mrityunjaya mantra with full faith whenever i get time during the 24><7 hours of the week. I do not expect anything in return and am doing my duty. Om Shanti. T.S.Sundaram.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 25, 2009:

You can keep a Mahamrityunjay Yantra at your Puja Room and can play the CD of this mantra daily if he is unable to chant it. When you chant it your son can sit with you.

Thanks for visiting the article.

nima on January 25, 2009:

can i chant this mantra for my sons good health.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 12, 2009:

I agree with you. This is a very powerful mantra.Thanks for the visit.

rajeshbhardwaj on January 11, 2009:

According to my experience only one super divinemantra is only mahamartunjay mantra which can provide you cause and fact risult. i have great devotion in this mantra. because i am working in abroad since last twalve years but i make reguler routine for chanting of this mantra.there is dramatic change in my carrier . i can not even think which i get due to blessing of lord shiva.

rajesh bhardwaj on January 06, 2009:

i think present time which is always and every time full with fear of any mishappening; accident health dieases only one mantra which can protact you is only mahamratunjaya mantra. this mantra is only one remady to make life spritual safe and power full. i think in all indian schools this mantra should be teach to every student.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 20, 2008:

Thanks Bhai.

guna on November 19, 2008:

u r super....................

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on November 15, 2008:

Thanks for your comments. Yes, lord shiva is also known as mrityunjaya and is considered effective for health problems.

Pramod T on November 11, 2008:

Excellent Information. Lord Shiva is also called as Mrityunjaya and this mantra is one of the best mantras for all health problems. Om Namashivaya!

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 13, 2008:

Yes, The Maha mrityunjay mantra has such powers. I wish you all the best for your research. Please keep me updated.

tommy on October 13, 2008:

i am doing research on that, Doctors r saying that the mantra can cure an incurable diseases..........

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 13, 2008:

That's news to me. I have'nt heard of such a thing but if it's true that's great news. Thanks for the response.

Tommy on October 13, 2008:

Maha Mrityunjay Mantra can CURE HIV

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 02, 2008:

Thanks for the response Juliet Christie. You are absolutely right about that.

Juliet Christie Murray from Sandy Bay Jamaica on July 30, 2008:

This is very interesting . I suppose  each ethnic group has its own deity but I guest they are all connected to the master deity.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on July 25, 2008:

Hi Rajanji, Thanks for the comment. This is one of my favourite mantra's and helps me to stay calm. As the description of the mantra says, it removes the fear of death. But devotion is very important.

Disillusioned from Kerala, India on July 25, 2008:

Hi Anamika,

Swami Shivananda (the founder of Divine Life Society, Rishikesh) used to give a lot of imortance to the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. He has advised innumerable sick people to chant this mantra with faith to get reid of their illness. He used to say this Mantra removes fear of death.


Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on July 15, 2008:

Thanks for the comments Shiva, I don't think I genuinely deserve such praise. I have put a more detailed description of mantra's in my Blog 'Mantra's for Life' at I would appreciate your comments there.

Shivakumar B on July 06, 2008:

Wonderful description! I am sure you are someone with great wisdom and faith and the same is reflected in your article. Keep it up!

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 13, 2008:

Thanks for your responses Saurabh and Barin. You are absolutely right about the power of this Mantra.

Barin Mehta from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA on April 19, 2008:

Maha Mrityunjay  Mantra is also used for healing when a person is suffering from  sever illness or on the death bed!

This Mantra helps in dealing with fear of death as well as keeps the person at the level of real inner courrage. So that  the power of  the Mantra heal the person.

Some time  it helps to release the  soul from karmas and the person becomes peaceful!

Saurabh Gokhale on April 15, 2008:

Mahamrityunjay Mantra is used while charging the Rudraksha Beads or on the Puja performed before wearing the Rudraksha. I guess you forgot to add it.

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