Why You Must Chant Mahamrityunjay Mantra Daily


In this post you will find the benefits of chanting the Maha Mrityunjay Mantra daily and the perfect way to chant the Mahamrityunjay Mantra also known as  Mrityunjaya Mantra and why are some people told to recite Maha mrityunjaya mantra continuously? 


Before starting, take a look at what science has to say about Mahamrityunjay Mantra! 

Recently a study was conducted at RML hospital, to find out whether  Mahamrityunjay has scientific evidence, and does it really help patients recover faster. There were 40 patients in the ICU with severe brain damage. Among those, 2 groups were created with 20 patients in each group. 

Only one of the two groups had their families chanting the Maha Mahamrityunjay Mantra. Within 7 days there were significant improvement in the patients of that that group, while the other patients had not recovered or there were no signs of improvement. 

Also, the most important part of this was, the Mantra was chanted in temple by pandits which was many kilometers away from the patients.

Who created the Mahamrityunjay Mantra?

The Mahamrityunjay mantra, also known as Rudra mantra, was created by Rishi Markandeya in satyuga. He was born to Rishi Mrikandu, who was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. Pleased by his hard penance and worship, Lord Shiva, blessed Rishi Mrikandu with a boon, where he had a choice to get long-lived ordinary son or short-lived genius son. Rishi Mrikandu preferred the genius son.

Little did he realised that time flies without giving rebound. But when Markandeya crossed his teen age, Rishi Mrikandu realised his mistake and repented a lot. He was not ready to accept that one day his son would have to go back to heaven. He lost his sleep and peace forever.

Markandeya, though a small boy, did not fail to notice the tension in his father’s eyes. After lot of efforts, he persuaded his father to reveal the real reason of his despair. Knowing that he was near his death, Rishi Markandya, composed a mantra to call for a help from the almighty Shiva.

Markanteya started chanting Mahamrityunjay Mantra ceaselessly. He forgot that Yama’s dutas (death god’s soldiers) had come to snatch his pran (life). But as the dutas approached Markandeya, they were repelled by some invisible force around Markandeya.  When after lots of efforts they could not take life, they realised that it is not in their power, so better called the Yama himself to do this task.

So, they went back to Lord Yama (the death god). He got furiated to know about this and decided to come himself to take Markendeya’s pran. Yama warned Markandeya and tried to snatch his pran from his body. But Markandeya, tightly hugged Shiv-linga and kept continuously chanting Mahamrityunjay Mantra.

Bursted with anger, Yama ran on Markandeya. But he fell on the ground as if he was pushed by force. It was Lord Shiva, who got erupted like lava from volcano and started beating Yama mercilessly. Yama realised that he made Lord Shiva angry by his stupid actions on Markandeya. He apologised for his behaviours and sought unconditional mercy from Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva forgave him and asked him to give life forever to his devotee Markandeya.

Thus, pleased by the devotion and dedication of Markandeya, Lord Shiva protected him from Yama (the god of death) and extended his life!

It is a belief since ancient times that Lord Shiva is the most Jagrut (alive and active) deity on this earth, who comes to rescue immediately from all misfortunes as and when you call him for help.

Hence Mahamrityunjay mantra is said to be the most powerful mantra of Lord Shiva.


Here's why you should chant the Mahamrityunjay Mantra daily!

Lord Shiva himself revealed this mantra to Maharishi Vashishtha  as Sanjeevani Vidya or the art of resurrection. Later Sage Vashishtha composed Rigveda, as ancient Vedic literature and Mrityunjaya mantra is found in Verse number 7.59.12.

Mahamrutyunjaya matra is also known as the Rudra Mantra or Tryambakam Mantra, because it is created to pray the almighty Lord Shiva.

 The Mahamrityunjay Mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva, to overcome fears of death and illness. Chanting this Maha Mantra daily produces positive vibrations that are said to defeat untimely death by improving mental, emotional and physical health.  Hence some people told to recite Maha mrityunjaya mantra continuously.

Also, Mahamrityunjay mantra is said to bring joy, happiness and good fortune, while keeping you away from all negative energies. If you feel disturbed in your sleep or have nightmares, chanting this Mahamrityunjay Mantra can help you in having an undisturbed, calm sleep. 

Mahamrityunjay Mantra also provides protection against black magic and helps you overcome any illness for a healthy life.


When  should you chant  Maha mrityunjaya mantra and What is the perfect way of chanting the Mahamrityunjay Mantra?

The  Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra should be chanted early in the morning. The best time to Chant is said to be 2 am to 4 am. But if not possible, you can chant it any time after you wake up.

But, first things first, your body and mind must be clean before chanting. You should always a bath and should not have any negative thoughts. Also remember that people of any age can chant this mantra.

Now, sit in a meditative posture facing towards East Direction


Now, start chanting the Mahamrityunjay  Mantra,

"Om Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaan Mrityormuksheeya Maamritaat ".


Be careful with the pronunciations, and the count. This Maha Mantra should be chanted 108 times. You can use a Rudraksh Mala with 108 Rudrakshas while chanting. But, chanting this mantra 108 times daily can be a tough task for working professionals or people having a busy work schedule. In this case, try to chant the Mantra whenever possible, in between breaks and when you wake up.


You can also place the Mahamrityunjay Mantra Raksha Kavach on the wall of your home which visible for most time spent. Make sure to place it where you and your family can easily read it!

Mahamrityunjay Mantra Raksha Kavach that's made up of Pure Brass is a reminder for you praise Lord Shiva, and keep your family safe from dangers. You can add Maha mrityunjaya mantra on your home wall on Monday, the most auspicious day of Lord Shiva. 

We have many people asking what's the more powerful mantra between Rudra Mantra and mrityunjaya mantra?

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also called as Rudra Mantra, So there is no difference in powers of the Mantra as both the Mantras are same. This Mantra is also known as Tryabkam Mantra. It is known as different names but, are powerful Mantra of the divine supremacy or Lord Shiva.  

Also many people have been asking,  can I stop chanting Maha mrityunjaya mantra after sometime like after 1 months? The answer is yes. You can stop chanting whenever you get caught up in your work and even start chanting again when you wish to need the power of Lord Supreme! But, atleast you can chant this Mantra atleast every morning after bathing. You can also add Mahamrityunjay Mantra Raksha Kavach that will remind you to chant this mantra everyday.



Chanting Mahamrityunjay Mantra has the power to produce vibrations that benefit the entire family, even when chanted by a single person alone! Also Mahamrityunjay japa vidhi and puja are know to have a multiplying positive effect. It is beneficial for those suffering from Pitra Dosha or Kaal Sarpa Dosha. You can also visit Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik,Maharashtra. If you are perfoeming mahamrityunjay mantra sadhana, you should avoid consumption of alcohol.

Chanting Mahamrityunjay Mantra daily has the power to stop negativity and fill your life with joy, happiness and good fortune. In what areas of your life will you use the Mahamrityunjay mantra? Let us know in the comments below!

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