MAHASHIVRATRI

One of the most important Hindu festivals — Mahashivratri 2021, is celebrated on March 11th. On this day, people observe fast for a happy married life and please Lord Shiva by offering milk, fruits, and other things. The day is considered to be very auspicious and it is said that all the wishes come true if you pray to the Lord wholeheartedly. The day holds significance for various reasons. While some Puranas suggest that on this day, Lord Shiva drank poison to save the earth which made his throat blue, others believe that this day marks the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

 

Powerful Mantra to please Lord Shiva – Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 

 

 त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् 
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् 


  1. Tryambakam yajamahe
    Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
    Urvarukamiva bandhanan
    Mrityor mukshiya mamritat


    Meaning:

    ‘We worship the three-eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from death, for the sake of Immortality, even as the cucumber is severed from its bondage (of the creeper).’

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a verse from the Rig Veda and is considered to be the most powerful Shiva Mantra. It is said that Lord Shiva himself gave humanity the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra. Whenever there is listlessness, stress, grief, or illness, or when fear of death intrudes in awareness, this great mantra can be used for healing, for maintaining vitality, and for refuge.

The mantra can be recited when taking medicines, for it prepares the body and mind to make the best use of them. And so, whenever matters of health, vitality, nurturance, or freedom from the fear associated with death arise, the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra naturally surfaces as a remedy and comfort.

Once the mantra and its pronunciation is learned, bring it to mind as you begin your daily meditation, as a kind of invocation to your normal practice. Almost all powerful mantras are chanted 108 times, an auspicious number. Hence, chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times has been prescribed to surround your system with the protection of Shiva’s energy, the most powerful energy. It releases a string of vibrations that realigns the physical body ensuring maintenance and restoration of good health.

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