Tryambakka, Tryaṃbakka: 1 definition



Tryambakka 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.

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Source: Sanjay Rath: Maha Mrtyunjaya Mantra

Tryaṃbakka is the name of Lord Shiva as the father of the three worlds – bhū, bhuva and svarga lokas.

He is the father and lord of the three mandala’s – Surya, Soma and Agni mandala.

He is Maheśvara, the lord of the three guṇa’s – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

He is Sadāśiva, the teacher of the three tattva – Ātmā tattva, Vidyā tattva and Shiva tattva.

He is the father (cause and source) of the three energies (agni) – āvāhaniya, garhapatya and dakṣināgni.

He is the father of all physical creation through the three mūrti bhūta – Pṛthvi (solid), Jala (liquid) and Tejas or agni (energy).

He is the lord of the three heavens created by the dominance of the three Guṇa – Rajas (Brahma), Sattva (Vishnu) and Tamas (Shiva).

Know Him to be the nirākāra (formless) Sadāśiva as He is above this physical mode and is their Maheśvara.

The first pada of the Mahā-mṛtyuṅjaya mantra is त्रयंबक्कं यजामहे (trayaṃbakkaṃ yajāmahe) and means – we worship or sing the praise of Lord Tryaṃbakka.

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