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Maha-mṛtyunjaya Mantra by Swami Veda Bharati

OM tryambakaṃ yajāmahe
sugandhiṃ puṣṭi vardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanān (or bandhanāt)
mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt

Try-ambakam: Unto Him who is One with the three Mothers (the shaktis of will, knowledge and action); the dweller of ajna and the sahasrara chakras,

Yajāmahe: we offer our very selves in internal sacrifice,

Su-gandhim: Unto Him who awakens our shakti right from the muladhara chakra, thus activating fragrances in our body, prana and mind,

Pushti-vardhanam: Unto him who nourishes all our shaktis, strengthens and increases our devotion by His grace, and makes us advance into the spiritual dimension,

Urvārukam-iva: As a melon drops from the vine upon ripening, so, may we, upon the ripening of the fruits of our actions,

Mukshīya: be released, attain moksha,

Bandhanat, Mrtyoh: from bondage that is death, and thereby,

Ma-amrtāt: may I never again be parted from the immortality (of atman, the Spiritual Self, or parama-atman, the Supreme Self).

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