Chanting the maha mrityunjaya mantra
creates divine healing vibrations, promoting physical, mental and
emotional health. It is also called a moksha mantra because it is
believed to kindle the Divine within the yogi and remove the fear of
death. In essence, it works by creating liberation from cyclical rebirth.
The Sanskrit text of the mantra reads as follows:
OM. Tryambakam yajamahe
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat.
Because of the many levels of meaning
that Sanskrit words have, no translation captures all of the nuances,
nor is there a single agreed upon translation. Many, however, agree to the following translation:
We meditate on the three-eyed
That permeates and nourishes all
like a fragrance.
May we be bestowed with liberation
from death for the sake of immortality,
Even as the cucumber is severed from
its bondage to the creeper.