Banglahant Desk: According to the Puranas, the mantra that cures all diseases is the Mrrityunjoy mantra. This mantra is composed in remembrance of Lord Shiva. When this mantra is chanted in one mind, people get rid of all unrest, diseases and ailments.
The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is-
Om trambakang jjamahe sugandhing pustivardhanam.
Urbarupamib bandhanan mrtaumokshiya mamratata !!
|| Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra ||
Om Trimbak Yajamahe Sugandhi Pushtivardhanm.
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनामृत्येर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् !!
The mantra to conquer death is the mantra of death. Death is also afraid of this mantra. This mantra of death has originated to defeat death in the sense of tomorrow. It is said that if you chant this mantra on the first day of the week, i.e. Monday, you will get the grace of the great age and the disease will be far away from you. This mantra has to be recited 108 times.
According to the Puranas, Mrikanda came to take the 12-year-old son of the sage to Yamraj. But then the sage's son Markand was chanting the Mrityunjaya mantra. Then Yamraj realizes that if he ignores this mantra and takes that sage's son, then he will have to face the wrath of the great age.
Mahakala will burn him. So he could not succeed in his work then. The boy Markand complimented Mahakala by composing the Mrityunjaya Mantra to worship Mahakala for fear of his own life. So he survived the journey. With the blessings of the great age, the boy Markand gained new life. This is how the mantra of death begins.