Author of the video: Irina Koroteeva.
There are many mantras for protection from evil, such as death or other suffering, which are given in the scriptures. These are mantras of various types, but the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is exalted in the holy scriptures as the best.
This Mahamrityunjaya mantra is from the Rig-Veda (Book 7 or Mandala, 59 Chapter). Someone can read this mantra and achieve good health, free themselves from the shackles of their problems. It is the greatest panacea for all evil and can be read at any time like any other Maha-mantra.
AUM TRIYAMABAKAM YAJAMAHE
SUGANDHIM PUSHTI VARDHANAM
Mrityor Mushy Mamrita
Translation and understanding of the Mahamrtityunjaya mantra
"Om! I worship the Three-eyed Lord Shiva, the Fragrance, the Bringer of God! Destroying the bonds of birth and death. May He free us from death for Immortality!"
The literal translation ::
TRIYAMBAKKAM refers to the three eyes of Lord Siva. Triya means three, Ambakam means eyes. These are the three eyes or sources of enlightenment — Trimurti or the three primary deities, namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and three AMBA (also meaning Mother or Shakti), Saraswati, Lakshmi and Gouri. Thus by this word we refer to God as Omniscient (Brahma), Omnipresent (Vishnu) and Almighty (Shiva). This is the wisdom of Brhaspati and the indication of Sri Dattatreya, who has three heads, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
YAJAMAHE means "We sing to you praise."
SUGANDHIM refers to His scent (knowledge, presence and strength, i.e. three aspects) as the best and always spreading around. Aroma refers to the enjoyment that we receive from the knowledge, vision, or sensation of His virtuous deeds.
PUSHTIVARDHANAM : Pushan - refers to - He is the keeper of this world, and in this sense, He is the Father of everything. Pushan is also the inner proponent of all knowledge, and thus Savitur or the Sun, and also symbolizes the Brahma of the All-Knowing Creator. In this sense, He is also the Father, the Parent of all.
URVAAROKAMIVA: URVA means Vishal or big and powerful, or extremely. AAROOKAM means illness. In this way URAVARA means severe illness. Diseases - also of three types - caused by the influence (negative) of the three Guns, and there is - ignorance (Avidya, etc.), falsity (Asat, etc., for example, although Vishnu is everywhere, we do not perceive Him, controlled by our vision and other feelings) and weaknesses (Shadripu or six weaknesses are the limitations of this physical body, unlike the focus of all the powers of Shiva).
BANDANAAN means connected, thus, reading with URVAAROKAMIVA , it means "I am bound by ignorance and ignorance."
MRITIYORMOKSHEYA means release from death both from premature death in this physical world and from a repeated cycle of death-rebirth.
MAAMRITAAT means "please give me amritam-nectar of immortality." Reading with the preceding words, it means: we pray for Amrit to be freed from death, sickness, suffering, and also the cycle of rebirth.
The Story of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Mrityunjaya mantra – the conquering death is one of the most ancient and powerful mantras of the Vedic era that have come down to us through the millennia ...
In Indian legends and myths Mrityunjaya is associated with the name Markandeya - his teaching is inherent in Markandeya Purana. Legend has it that Markandeya was destined to die when he reached 16 years of age, but with his sincere appeal to Shiva , with the help of this mantra, he defeated Yamarajnm, the God of death. However, this story began even before his birth ... Saint Mrikanda and his wife Marudvati living in the forest had no children, they performed a long austerity in the hope of acquiring virtue and having a child. They were rewarded with the sight of Lord Shiva - Lord Shiva, after hearing their request, offered them a choice: to become the parents of a child who would become an outstanding spiritual light, but his life would end at 16, or a child with a long life, but stupid and selfish. They chose a child with spiritual virtues, and in time Marudvati gave birth to a boy, who was named Markandeya. His parents decided not to tell him about the period of his life, but, approaching 16 years of age, parental sadness grew more and more. When the boy asked to explain the reason for their sadness, they could not stand it and told what Lord Shiva told them. Having already achieved perfection in yoga, Markandeya decided to devote himself to his practice. On the day of turning sixteen, Markandeya went to the temple to worship the symbol of the divine consciousness - the Shiva lingam. When the messengers of Lord Yamaraja, the god of death, came to take him, they found him so absorbed in prayers that they did not dare to complete their mission. Returning to Yamaraj, they spoke about their dilemma. Then Yamaraj himself went to the temple to complete what he had begun, he urged Markandeya to follow the natural law of life and death and go with pleasure, but Markandeya, seeking protection, put his hands on Shiva lingam. Yamaraj threw his loop to catch Markandeya, but the loop wrapped around the lingam, and immediately Shiva who lives there, split the lingam in two and appeared enraged. Yamaraj threw his loop too far, he had no authority to catch Shiva himself. The kick of Shiva killed him. The rest of the gods looked at it in dismay. Fearing that Yamaraj’s death would disturb the order in the universe, the gods begged Shiva to bring him back to life, which Shiva eventually did. But he clarified that Markandeya’s devotion became his defense, and therefore he blesses him for everlasting youth — Markandeya remained forever a sixteen-year-old saint.
Markandeya's soul is still present somewhere in the universe ... And the Mahamrityunjaya mantra became a conductor, opening the door to the great spiritual heritage.
In the legend, the central place is reserved for Shiva. Shiva has a dual nature. He guards the universal order with merciless decisiveness, destroys attachment and frees his devotees from ignorance. He is an internal controller and eliminator, bringing insurmountable passion and bringing life itself to its natural end. This aspect of Shiva is reflected in his ancient name Rudra - “the one who screams”. Another, more familiar name - Shiva - means "benevolent", "merciful", "good." It expresses the compassionate nature of Shiva. He is the abode of kindness, he satisfies the entreaties, and with tenderness and care he leads those who strive for self-realization, and frees them from suffering. Shiva embodies pure consciousness. He remains indifferent to the charm of the world and his temptations, he silently holds all movements along with stillness. Shiva is the Lord of the Yogis. He has many names. Markandeya he appeared as Mrityunjaya are winners of Death, for the day of his sixteenth birthday, Markandeya worshiped to this aspect of Shiva .
Benefits of the Mahamrtityunjaya Mantra
There are many reasons for practicing the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra: whether to improve your life, or help in the transition to death, but above all, this Mantra is a means for a person to comprehend Himself. The consciousness that it awakens is nothing but the deep, infinite consciousness that resides in us. In this regard, the story of Markandeya is allegorical, recalling that the temple of human life is the body, that prayers and mantras culminate in meditation, and that the inner lingam that blesses a person with immortality is the energy flowing from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
To this day in modern India, when a baby turns one year old in order to make the event holy, this mantra is sung many times as a symbol of spiritual well-being - this is equivalent to wishing the child a long and healthy life. Many Indians repeat the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra for each of their birthdays. Older people pay special attention to it: the age of 60-80 years is regarded as a special transitional time - and many people meditate diligently, using exactly this.
This Mantra can be read for people who need help, for the sick, for children, it gives protection.