TRYAMBAKKAM YAJAMAAHE SUGANDHIM PUSTIVARDHANAM
URVARUKAMIVA BANDHANAN MRTYORMUKSIYA MAMRTAT
This mantra should be recited for 8000 times in a period of forty days. The
recitation of 108 mantra for forty days both in the morning and evening
covers this requirement. After lighting a lamp and sitting in any yogic
posture (preferably Padmasana which is the Ideal Posture of Lord Shiva while
facing east. Recite the Maha-mantra 108 times This is the greatest work of
Understanding the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
OM has to be added to the beginning of all Mantras
TRYAMBAKKAM refers to the Three eyes of Lord Shiva. 'Trya' means 'Three' and
'Ambakam' means eyes. These three eyes or sources of enlightenment are the
Trimurti or three primary deities, namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the
three 'AMBA' (also meaning Mother or Shakti' are Saraswati, Lakshmi and
Gouri. Thus in this word, we are referring to God as Omniscient (Brahma),
Omnipresent (Vishnu) and Omnipotent (Shiva). This is the wisdom of
Brihaspati and is referred to as Sri Duttatreya having three heads of
Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
YAJAMAHE means, "We sing Thy praise".
SUGANDHIM refers to His fragrance
(of knowledge, presence and strength i.e. three aspects) as being the best
and always spreading around
PUSTIVARDHANAM Pooshan refers to Him
as the sustainer of this world and in this manner, He is the Father (Pater)
of all. Pooshan is also the inner impeller of all knowledge
URVAAROKAMEVA 'URVA' means "VISHAL"
or big and powerful or deadly.
'AAROOKAM' means 'Disease'. Thus URVAROOKA means deadly and overpowering
diseases. He is the destroyer of all Diseases
BANDANAAN means bound down. Thus
read with URVAROOKAMEVA, it means 'I am bound down by deadly and
MRITYORMOOKSHEYA means to deliver us
from death (both premature death in this Physical world and from the
neverending cycle of deaths due to re-birth) for the sake of Mokshya
MAAMRITAAT means 'please give me
some Amritam (life rejuvinating nectar). Read with the previous word, it
means that we are praying for some 'Amrit' to get out of the death
inflicting diseases as well as the cycle of re-birth.
Moole Kalpadrumasya Druta Kanaka Nibhamcharu Padmasanastam
Vamamkaruda Gowrinbidakucha Bharabhoga Gadopagudam
Nana(Sarva)lamkara kantam Vara Parasumruga Bheetihastam trinetram
Vande Balendu Moulim Gajavadana guha slishta parswam Mahesam.
Sambaparameswaram dhyayami, Avahayami, Parameswaraya namah, Asanam
samarpayami, Padyam samarpayami, Arghyam samarpayami, Achamaneeyam
samarpayami, Madhuparkam samarpayami, Snanam samarpayami, Achamaneeyam
samarpayami, Vastralakaram samarpayami, Yegnopaveetam samarpayami, Gandhan
Om Bhavaya Devaya namah
Om Sarvaya Devaya namah
Om Eesanaya Devaya namah
Om Pasupataye Devaya namah
Om Rudraya Devaya namah
Om Ugraya Devaya namah
Om Bhimaya Devaya namah
Om Mahate Devaya namah
Parameswaraya namah Nanavidha parimala patra pushpan samarpayami, Om Haim,
Hreem, Sreem Panchakshari Samba parameswara Shree Padukam poojayami
tarpayami namah(3 times)
Parameswaraya namah, Dhupam
agrapayami, Deepam darsayami, Nivedyam samrpayami, madya madya paneeyam
samrpayami, Uttaraposhanam samrpayami, Hastaprakshalanam, Padaprakshalanam,
Achamaneeyam, Tambulamcha samarpayami, Karpura Neerajanam samarpayami.
Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya
Dhimahi Tanno Rudra Prachodayat. Parameswaraya namah Mantrapushpam
samarpayami. Pradikshina namaskaram samarpayami, Samasta Rajopachara,
Devopacharan samarpayami. Anaya Poojaya Bhagavan Sarvadevatmakah
Sambaparameswara Supreeta Suprasanno bhavatu.
Abhishta sidhim medehi Saranagata Vastale
Bhaktwa samarpaye tubhyam
chaturayata narchanam .
Om Sai Ram
courtesy: KM emailed on 11.07.2007