The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is a great death conquering mantra. It is also called “Tryambakam” mantra.is a verse of Rigveda. Tryambka means three eyed, an epithed of Rudra i.e Shiva. This mantra is also in Yajurveda.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिंम् पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ।।
Om, we worship the three eyed one Lord who is fragnant and who nourishes and nurture all beings. Please save us all b y erasing diseases and freed is from that bondage, may he liberate us from death for the sake of immorality.
It is said to be beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health and to be a moksha mantra which bestows longevity and immortality. The jaap counts will be 1, 25 000 times. This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death. It is also chanted while smearing Vibhuti over various parts of the Body and utilised in Japa or Homa (havan) to get desired results. While its energy protects and guides the initiates a mantra re-links consciousness to its deeper and more abiding nature and repetition of the mantra constitutes Japa, the practice of which develops concentration that leads to a transformation of awareness.
According to some puranas, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra has been used by many Rishis as well as Sati during the time when Chandra suffered from the curse of Prajapati Daksha. By reciting this mantra, the effect of the curse of Daksha, which could make him die, slowed, and Shiva then took Chandra and placed it upon his head