Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a great mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is called Maha Mritunjaya Mantra because it is a great death-conquering mantra. Sometimes it is also known as Mrita-Sanjivani Mantra. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. This mantra holds the highest place along with the Gayatri Mantra among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.
It is believed that to overcome the fear of death, Lord Shiva himself
gave humanity the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. This mantra restores health,
happiness and brings calmness in the period of death. When courage is
blocked, it rises up to overcome obstacles. The Maha Mritunjaya Mantra
is as follows: