Friday, September 23, 2011


 " aum tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam
urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt "
Word to Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
  • ॐ aum = is a sacred/mystical syllable in Sanatan Dharma or Indian religions, i.e. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism
  • tryambakam = the three-eyed one (accusative case)
  • yajāmahe = We worship, adore, honor, revere
  • sugandhim = sweet smelling, fragrant (accusative case)
  • puṣṭi = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, fullness of life
  • vardhanam = One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener
  • urvārukam = cucumber <a kind of Indian vegetable> (in the accusative case)
  • iva = like, just as
  • bandhanān = "from captivity" {i.e. from the stem of the cucumber} (of the gourd); (the ending is actually long a then -d which changes to n/anusvara because of sandhi)
  • mṛtyor = From death
  • mukṣīya= Free us, liberate us
  • mā = not
  • amṛtāt = [for] immortality, emancipation

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