The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Sanskrit: महामृत्युंजय मंत्र, Mahāmrtyunjaya Mantra „great death-conquering mantra“), also called the Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda (RV 7.59.12). It is addressed to Tryambaka „the three-eyed one“, an epithet of Rudra, later identified with Shiva. The verse also recurs in the Yajurveda (TS 1.8.6.i; VS 3.60) Along with the Gayatri mantra it is one of the most widely-known mantras of contemporary Hinduism. The mantra reads (IAST transliteration): tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt
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