Mahamrityunjayamantra, Mahāmṛtyuñjayamantra, Mahamrityunjaya-mantra: 1 definition
Mahamrityunjayamantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Mahāmṛtyuñjayamantra can be transliterated into English as Mahamrtyunjayamantra or Mahamrityunjayamantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mahāmṛtyuñjayamantra (महामृत्युञ्जयमन्त्र) or simply Mahāmṛtyuñjaya is the name of a mantra that is chanted during Dhārāpūjā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“ after performing the regular worship of Śiva, with great devotion in accordance with prescribed rules, the devotees shall pour water in a continuous stream (jaladhārā). This Dhārā worship [viz., Dhārāpūjā] is very efficacious in delirium due to fever (jvarapralāpa). At that time [...] Mahāmṛtyuñjayamantra, [... etc.,] shall be repeated. The Dhārā worship [viz., Dhārāpūjā] is very excellent in regard to flourishing series of pleasures. [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Mantra, Mahamrityunjaya.
Full-text: Mahamrityumjaya Mantra, Mrityupasha, Mahamrityunjaya, Sarvabhuta, Pushtivardhana, Tridha, Tridiva, Tribahu, Dharapuja, Indriya, Trailokya, Trimandala, Tritattva, Trivahni, Amareshvara, Sugandhi, Triguna, Trideva, Tryambaka, Pushti.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 14 - Directions for the worship of Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]