Lord Shiva Mantra
Maha Mritunjay Mantra Free MP3 Download
Lord Shiva Picture
Recently I launched the new mantras series, in which I bring you the greatest and most powerful mantras to help you with your spiritual growth and life evolution. The first of these great mantras was of course, the Gayatri Mantra, considered the most powerful mantra from the Hindu Vedas. Today I want to present to you another mantra which is of almost equal stature as the Gayatri Mantra, and is considered no less powerful. It is the timeless and profound Mahamritunjay Mantra (Maha Mritunjay). The mantra devoted to Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva is known as the Lord of Yoga, Lord of all Three Worlds (Bhuh, Bhuvah & Svahah) and he is also considered the Lord for those who are Jyana (Gyan) Yogis, or those who follow the yogic path of Insight & Intelligence. This particular view of the One Lord, serves as a motivating and encouraging source for those who practice Yoga and Jyana Yoga in particular. Lord Shiva is symbolically known as the Destroyer, and that which he destroys is of course ignorance (Avidya) and attachment to the false sense of separate self. My love for Lord Shiva is obvious in the fact that my son is named Shivum .
The Mahamritunjay Mantra is a prayer in praise of Lord Shiva, requesting him to free us from disease, bondage, ignorance and attachment, and bless us with liberation and enlightenment. The full benefits of this mantra are enumerated in the “Benefits” section below.
Picture of Lord Shiva
Mahamritunjay Lord Shiva’s Mantra
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Mrytyor Muksheeya Mamritat
Although there are several interpretations of this mantra, with subtle differences between each, the one that I like most is the following…
Mahamritunjay Mantra English Translation
O Great Three Eyed Lord of All Worlds. You are the sweet fragrance of life. You are the creator and sustainer. Free us from the terrible diseases of ignorance, attachment and weakness. Deliver us from the cycle of birth and death to freedom and ultimate liberation.
You can get more information and translations at the Mahamritunjay Mantra Wiki Page as well.
Benefits of Mahamritunjay Mantra:
This mantra has been known for ages to bestow the following benefits. In short, it is the mantra for protection, health and liberation.
- Cures diseases, heals and bestows optimum health.
- Protects one from accidents and misfortunes.
- Offers protection from negative forces, both seen and unseen.
- Helps one breaks free from attachments, destroys ignorance and reveals the True Nature of Reality.
- Helps one conquer the fear of death.
- Delivers one from the cycle of birth and death to freedom and liberation.
1. Mahamritunjay Mantra MP3 Download:
Here is the Lord Shiva’s Mantra chanted by yours truly. I was not able to commission my wife this time, but I plan to and I will upload her beautiful voice soon as well. Till then you are just going to have to live with what I can do . [Got Her – Uploaded Now ]
Right click link below and chose “Save Link As…” to save to your computer. Traditionally a mala (bead necklace) is used to chant this mantra. The mala has 108 beads and this mantra is chanted 108 times using the beads to keep count.
(Chanted by Anmol)
(Chanted by Trupti)
2. Mahamritunjay Mantra Video:
Here is also an excellent Mahamritunjay Mantra video from YouTube which I really like….