Mahamritunjaya Mantras | 108 Times | महामृत्युंजय मंत्र
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥ हे तीन आँखो वाले महादेव, हमारे पालनहार, पालनकर्ता कृपा कर हमें इस दुनिया के मोह एवम माया के बंधनों एवम जन्म मरण के चक्र से मुक्ति दीजिए जिस प्रकार पका हुआ खरबूजा बिना किसी यत्न के डाल से अलग हो जाता है | According to a fable in the Purans, the Gods and the Demons churned the oceans to get the elixir which would make them all immortal. However, the first thing that came up from the ocean was halahal, a poison which would have destroyed everything. Not knowing what to do with this poison, the Gods requested Lord Shiva to drink this, as only He was capable. Lord Shiva in his Mrityunjaya form agreed, and while drinking this poison kept it in his throat forever. It is thus that He came to be known as Neelkantha Mahadeva.