There are very few mantras that are as powerful as the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra: Benefit of chanting this mantra
This mantra is believed to have the power to remove all sufferings, diseases and bestow the one who chants it with good health and long life. It is also believed that constant contemplation of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra can help spiritual aspirants to overcome the cycle of birth and death.
What got me fascinated about this mantra is something personal. I learned this mantra from my father but it is my maternal grandmother who chanted it all the time and repeatedly told me of its tremendous power to protect. However, I did not chant this mantra regularly.
But at the age of two, my son was taught some mantras by my mother who explained what it means to him and he became very enthusiastic about chanting the mantras. Following this, my mother taught him the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra and he took to it like a duck takes to water. He absolutely loved chanting it and he constantly chants it. When I ask him, which mantra he loves most - he immediately says it is the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. My son's constant contemplation of this mantra incited my curiosity to understand more about it. And that is why you are reading this article too. So, lets get started, shall we?
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: Meaning
Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pusti vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan mrtyor mukshiya mamritat