At our community’s cultural and social meetings we commence the programs with an invocation; by reciting Gayatri Mantram followed by Mrityunjaya Mantram and then the Shanti Mantram. In my previous post I wrote about my introduction to Gayatri Mantram at my Upanayanam ceremony and the regular chanting of it by me since then. In this article I am writing briefly about yet another very beneficial and popular Mantram called the Mrityunjaya Mantram.
Mrityu means Death and Jaya means Victory, so Mrityunjaya literally means victory over death. The Mrityunjaya Mantra and its meaning are explained in the above poster. Hindus and Buddhists believe and have experienced that chanting this Mantra would rejuvenate, bestow health, wealth, longevity, happiness, peace and prosperity. Recitation of this Mantra is believed to protect one from all evil, negative forces, accidents and misfortunes. It is said to have a strong healing power and would cure even those suffering since long with diseases declared incurable.
Mrityunjaya Mantra can be chanted at any time and at any place but preferably in a good environment. It can be chanted aloud or silently within oneself, and if done so with utmost faith, sincerity and devotion it would be most beneficial.