Tryambakam Mantra Maha Mrityunjaya Stotra

Tryambakam Mantra, popularly known as Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a very powerful Hindu devotional prayer of Lord Shiva. Maha Mrityunjaya Stotra is a verse taken from Rig Veda, and is dedicated to Tryambaka or the “the Three-Eyed God" – Mahadeva or Lord Siva. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is regarded as the “great death-conquering mantra". It is believed that chanting the mantra on a daily basis will get rid of all diseases, fear of death and also overcome unexpected death. This is one popular mantra which is usually chanted repeatedly during Shivaratri Festival in Shiva Temples.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Lyrics

Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat

English Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

We worship the Three-eyed One (Lord Shiva)
Who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings,
Even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Lyrics in Sanskrit

Word by Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Tryambakam - The three-eyed one (an epithet of Rudra or Lord Shiva)
Yajamahe - We worship, adore, revere
Sugandhim - fragrant or sweet smelling
Pushti - prosperous, fullness of life, flourishing
Vardhanam – Help to nourish or increase
Urvarukam - cucumber
Iva - like
Bandhanan - stem
Mrityor - From death
Mukshiya - Free us
Ma - not
Amritat - Immortality, emancipation

Tryambakam Mantra


See Also

Shivaratri Rituals
Legends of Maha Shivratri Festival
Mantras to Chant for Shivaratri



  1. There is a typo--it should be Rig (or Rg) Veda, not Rid Veda

  2. Thanks for pointing out the typo...we have updated the page. :) Hari Om

  3. nicely explained great

  4. nicely explainraed Maha Mritunjay Mantra .. Great !

  5. Namaste Abhilash, hope all is well. Just want to share some very learnt information to you regarding the Maha Mritunjay mantra. according to My very learnt Guru, he told me that please don't put Om infront of maha Mirtunjay Mantra, because OM is three words, AUM meaning AAH UUUUU MAAA, this is a mantra by itself, and some mantra you can use om, example Ram and Krishna mantra because both of these dieties took form as human and came here on earth then they both exit, putting OM infront of their mantra brings life to the mantra, but Shiva, Hanuman , Ganesh and Mother Parvati never exit this earth that is why we don't have to put OM infront of their mantra. Om is a life saver. I always chant Tryambakam Yajamahe
    Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
    Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
    Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat

    This give me much peace through out my day and I always use it during Maha Shivratri. Hope I did not offend you in anyway.
    Hari Om. Peace and Love Pamela Ramcharan Seenaraine

    1. @ Pam Seenaraine.

      Thanks for spending your time to share this. Hindu Devotional is started for learning and understanding Hinduism...hence I invite all to share their knowledge and together we can grow.

  6. 'om namo narayanaya' this gives you all what you need


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