Mrityunjaya Homa is performed to increase life expectancy and for better health.
What is Mrityunjaya Homa?
Mrityunjaya Homa is dedicated to Lord Shiva to bring relief from illness and to avoid untimely death. It is also called Maha Sanjeevani homa as it gives a new life to the person.
Why is Mrityunjaya Homa done?
Mrityunjaya Homa saves people from untimely death. It helps a person to overcome the fear of death, evil spirits, and reduces the ill effects of Navagrahas. It helps in getting rid of karmic doshas. This homa is very much effective for people who have Kala Sarpa yoga in the horoscope.
Who should do Mrityunjaya Homa?
Mrityunjaya Homa is held for a person facing untimely death like a victim of an accident, or those suffering from illness.
Where should Mrityunjaya Homa be done?
The homa can be done at home or temple as per the advice of a priest or astrologer.
When should Mrityunjaya Homa be done?
The homa is scheduled during the Janma Nakshatra of the person.
How is Mrityunjaya Homa done?
Mrityunjaya Homa consists of chanting Lord Shiva’s Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap Mantra 108 times with Jaap Mala. Flowers are offered to Shivling and Abhishekam is performed with milk and water. Sankalp is performed by pouring water into a pot and asking for Lord Shiva’s blessings followed by worship of Lord Shiva with 5 items - lamp, incense, water, Bel leaves, and fruits. Havan is performed at the end of Maha Mrityunjaya Homa.