Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a very important Shiv Pooja that was started by Shukracharya. This pooja helps to save the devotees from any kind of threatening ailments or disease and to lengthen their lifespan. One can even perform this pooja at his home by following the right rituals.
This mantra has many forms as well as names. Also known as Rudra mantra, it has miraculous effects in the lives of the people who perform it. Chanting of this mantra helps to relieve the individual from the death and rebirth cycle. And hence this mantra is also known as the moksha mantra.
Who should perform Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?
People who face health issues should perform this pooja. One can also perform this pooja if he is facing legal issues or there is no way to come out of the critical situation. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra also removes the sins from the devotee’s life and seeks blessings of Lord Shiva.
What are the benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?
Here are some of the benefits of performing Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:
- Devotees consider Mahamrityunjaya Mantra as a very powerful pooja that helps to overcome all the issues and problems in one’s life.
- It also helps to remove all the evil and bad effects in the life of the individual.
- It helps to achieve professional success and helps to lead an ambitious life.
- One can also overcome chronic diseases and improves the health of the individual tremendously.
- It also helps to open the blocked energy points in the body and lead a very peaceful life.
- Also, one is able to overcome the bad effects of the Maraka planets in the birth horoscope.
- It will also help to create a protective shield for your family and bring harmony.
- Recitation of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra removes all the sins from the family and awakens the healing powers within oneself.
When should I perform this mantra?
One of the auspicious days to perform this pooja is during Maha Shivaratri. One can also perform the pooja during the month of Sawan. Additionally, one can also perform it during Amavasya and Makarsankranti. One should also consult a priest to find the perfect time to perform this pooja.
How to do Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap at home?
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Here is how to do Maha mrityunjaya jaap:
- Recite mantra
The best time to perform the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is during the early morning. Reciting the mantra five times a mala.
- Perform Abhishek
One should offer the flowers to the Shivling and perform the Abhishekam of the Lord with the help of milk and water.
- Take Sankalp
One should undertake the Sankalp and pour water into the pot in order to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
- Worship Lord Shiva
Also, One should worship Lord Shiva with the help of fruits, incense, Bel leaves, water and lamp.
- Perform Havan
The havan takes place after the Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap pooja is complete.
The devotee will see the results very soon if one leaves non-vegetarian food and chant the mantra.
What are the materials required for Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?
The materials required for Mahamrityunjaya mantra are:
Cow milk, Gangajal, sacred thread (Janeu), sugar, honey, ghee, curd, betel nuts, white cloth, datura, tulsi and bel leaves, sandalwood paste, bhang and rice. Other important items are – incense, flowers, lamps, roli, fruits and sweets etc. One also requires flowers like Swet pushp, Lal Vashtra, Kala til and Lal aasan.
One should use Rudraksha Mala for chanting Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. Devotees participating in the pooja should wear new clothes and carry all the necessary items accordingly.
Where to perform this mantra?
Along with this, devotees can perform this pooja at any Lord Shiva temple. Also, one can perform it in any of the 12 Jyotirlingas – 12 Shiva temples spread throughout India and also at Somnath temple in Gujarat (Learn more about it), Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Omkareshwar temple in Indore and Nageshwar temple in Gujarat.
Out of the twelve, five jyotirlingas are located in the state of Maharashtra.
What is the cost of performing Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?
- The cost of the pooja depends on the type of Yagna and number of mantras chanted.
- Also, the pooja can range from 5 to 11 days or more.
- It will cost Rs. 40,000-50,000 for doing the Maha Mritunjaya Jaap for 3-4days. And depending upon the number of mantras that are recited the cost can exceed.
- The Havan, can be Small if the mantra recitation takes place 25000 times. It is a medium havan if the mantra recitation takes place 50000 times and if the mantra recitation is 100000 then it is a large Havan.
- The Pandits will do the Jaap all day long sitting in front of you. Morning 8-9 am to 1-12:30pm. Again from 3 pm to 6 pm.