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- Sit in front of Shivling and light a lamp and chant the mantra 108 times with the help of Rudraksha Mala.
Mahashivaratri is the festival of worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on Thursday, 11 March. Offer water on Shivling, offer bilva patra and offer sweets. According to Pt. Manish Sharma, Jyotishacharya of Ujjain, do recite the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra by sitting in front of the Shivling. The chanting of this mantra relieves tension. Constantly chanting the mantra calms the mind.
उं त्र्यंबकमयजामहे सुगंधिम् पुष्टिवर्द्धनम्, उर्वारुकमिव बंधनात, मृत्युोर्मुक्षियमामृतात् ।।
Meaning – We meditate on Lord Shiva with three eyes. You nurture and reinforce the sweetness of our lives. Free yourself from the bondage of life and death and move towards nectar.
Chanting increases concentration
Constant chanting of mantra gives physical and mental energy. Repeated chanting in the same rhythm ends body fatigue. Concentration of mind increases. The glory of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is told in Shivpuran. By chanting this mantra, Lord Shiva is pleased very soon and fulfills all the wishes of the devotee.
Chant the mantra by sitting in front of the Shivling
Chanting this mantra should be done sitting in front of Shivalinga. The devotee chanting the mantra should take special care of cleanliness. Light a lamp in front of the Shivling and chant the mantra with full concentration. For this, a garland of Rudraksha should be used. The number of chants should be at least 108.
Keep these things in mind
The chanting of the mantra must be absolutely correct. Those who are unable to pronounce this mantra themselves correctly, they can get a Brahmin to recite the mantra. The lamp should be kept burning while chanting the mantra. Always chant the mantra while sitting on the pedestal. While chanting, the devotee should face towards the east. The devotee should stay away from wrong deeds. Otherwise the merit of chanting mantra is not found.