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Om NamaŚivāya” is the mantra for the Lord that uses the five elements of the universe like air, ether, fire, water, and earth, and governs the five chakras in our body. The syllables stimulate the chakras to use the energy coming from the natural elements and leads to spiritual maturity.

1. Trayambakam yajāmahe sugandhim puṣti vardhanam|

 Urvārukamiva bandhanān mrutyormukṣhiya māmrtāt||

Yete sahasra mayutam pāśā mrutyo martyāya hantave|

Tān yagnasya māyayā sarvā navayajā mahe||

 Mrutyave svāhā mrutyave svāhā ||

 

  • Word meanings:
  • Trayambakam : the one who has three eyes
  • yajāmahe :we worship
  • sugandhim :  who has fragrance
  • puṣti: nourishing health
  • vardhanam: increases
  • Urvārukamiva : ;like a kind of cucumber
  • bandhanam: act of binding
  • mrtyoh: from death
  • mukṣhiya : I should get released
  • mā: not
  • amrtāt: from immortality
  • Yete: endeavor
  • sahasra: thousand
  • mayutam : endowed with
  • pāśā mrutyo : death snare
  • martyāya : mortal
  • hantave: wards away
  • Tān yagnasya : sacrificial rites
  • māyayā: from the illusion
  • sarvā : every
  • navayajā : also fresh , to the unborn who existed from eternity
  • mahe:  I offer
  • Mrutyave: death,
  • Svāhā: oblations.
 
  • Translation:
We worship Lord Trayambaka the one who has three eyes (a name given to Lord Rudra) who spreads fragrance and increases nourishment. May he release me like a cucumber from the stem, from death, but not from immortality. The endeavor of chanting the mantra one thousand times is similar to sacrificial rites offering fresh oblations to the unborn Lord who existed from eternity, endowed with power to ward away the death snare, keep the mortal away from every illusion.
  • Pronunciation:
    • Pronounce ā like in Car
    • Pronounce     like in bushel
    • Pronounce ś   like in shove

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