Mahamrityunjaya puja is dedicated to Lord Shiva to avoid untimely death and get rid of disease. Mrityunjaya is made out of two words i.e. Mrityu and jaya. Mrityu means death and Jaya means Victory. The Mahamrityunjaya puja is performed to achieve victory or Jaya over Mrityu or death. Mahamrityunjaya puja is the winner of death. Mahamrityunjaya puja banishes the fear of death forever from one’s life. Mahamrityunjaya puja dispels all sorts of fears, fear of ghost, accidental death and disease etc. Mahamrityunjaya puja said to counter all the pain and trouble caused by planets, prolong life and lead to health, happiness and all round prosperity.
The puja is performed for Longevity and healthy life. This Homam is also performed for extending life time, to purify the mind at the deep level. This Homam can be performed on birthdays for all round prosperity.