Shukracharya first started the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. He was the leader of Demons (Rakshas). It is a very important Shiv Pooja and holds many benefits. This mantra is done in order to praise the Lord Shiva and to seek his blessings.
This pooja helps to save the devotees from any kind of threatening ailments or disease and to lengthen their lifespan. One can also perform this pooja at his home by following the right rituals. This mantra has many forms as well as names. Also known as Rudra mantra, it has miraculous effects in the lives of the people who perform it. Devotees believe that this mantra has healing powers and removes all the fears associated with death.
Chanting of this mantra helps to relieve the individual from the death and rebirth cycle. And hence this mantra is also known as the moksha mantra. This jaap is also done for the long and healthy life and to get rid of any health issues. This pooja has the immense power to gain victory over the death.
It acts as the savior for the life threatening situations such as bad relationship, imprisonments and accidents. It is performed to get success over Mrityu ie. Death. Also one receives success, prosperity, harmony, happiness, peace of mind and long life.
Who should perform Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra?
People who are facing health issues or diseases should perform this pooja. It will help to recover from the deadly and critical health conditions. One can also perform this pooja if he is facing some sort of legal issues or there is no way to come out of the critical situation. The person performing this pooja seeks the blessings of Lord Shiva and to remove any obstacles that one is facing. This pooja helps to win over any critical situation and removes the sins from the devotee’s life. If one feels trapped in any kind of misery in life then he should perform this pooja.
Benefits of doing Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Devotees consider Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra as a very powerful pooja that helps to overcome all the issues and problems in one’s life. It also helps to remove all the evil and bad effects in the life of the individual. It also helps to achieve professional success and helps to lead an ambitious life. One can also overcome chronic diseases and improves the health of the individual tremendously.
It also helps to open the blocked energy points in the body and lead a very peaceful life. Also, one is able to overcome the bad effects of the Maraka planets in the birth horoscope. It will also help to create a protection shield for your family and bring harmony. Recitation of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra removes all the sins from the family and awakens the healing powers within oneself.
When should I perform Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra?
One of the auspicious days to perform this pooja is during Maha Shivaratri. Devotees performing pooja on this day please Lord Shiva and receive his blessings. One can also perform the pooja during the month of Sawan. Additionally, one can also performed it during Amavasya and Makarsankranti. One should also consult a priest to find the perfect time to perform this pooja.
How to perform Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra?
The best time to perform the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is during early morning. Reciting the mantra five times a mala. One should offer the flowers to the Shivling and perform the Abhishekam of the Lord with the help of milk and water, One should undertake the Sankalp and pour water into the pot in order to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
One should worship Lord Shiva with the help of fruits, incense, Bel leaves, water and lamp. The havan is performed after the Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap pooja is completed. The devotee will see the results very soon if one leaves non vegetarian food and chant the mantra.
Materials required for Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
One requires cow milk, Gangajal, sacred thread (Janeu), sugar, honey, ghee, curd, betel nuts, white cloth, datura, tulsi and bel leaves, sandalwood paste, bhang and rice. Other important items are – incense, flowers, lamps, roli, fruits and sweets etc. For the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra one requires flowers such as Swet pushp, Lal Vashtra, Kala til and Lal aasan.
One should use Rudrakch Mala for chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. Devotees participating in the pooja should wear new clothes and carry all the necessary items accordingly.
Where to perform Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra?
Devotees can perform this pooja at any Lord Shiva temple. Also, one can perform it in any of the 12 Jyotirlingas – 12 Shiva temples spread all over India. These jyotirlingas take name of the presiding deity that are the manifestation of Shiva. It can be performed at Somnath temple in Gujarat, Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Omkareshwar temple in Indore, Nageshwar temple in Gujarat and other places.
Cost of performing Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
The cost of the pooja depends on the type of Yagna and the number of mantras chanted. The Havan can be Small if the mantra is recited 25000 times. It is a medium havan if the mantra is recited 50000 times and if the mantra is recited 100000 then it is considered as a large havan. Also the pooja can range from 5 to 11 days or more.
So accordingly it can cost you minimum Rs.15,000. And depending upon the number of mantras that are recited the cost can exceed.