Dedicated to Lord Shiva to avoid untimely death The Mrityunjaya Homa is performed to achieve Jaya or Victory over Mritya or death.
- It is performed for longevity.
- It is performed on birthdays.
- It is also done for extending life time.
- It is performed for cure for chronic illness and healthy life.
Maha Mrityunjaya Homam: All the scriptures declare the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra as the best one for health and longevity. After Shiva Pooja Rudram is recited and then the repeated Recital of the great Maha Mrutyajaya mantra (also called Maha Mrityunjaya) is done and then Homa is performed reciting the mantra (1/10 times of recital number). The higher the number the more is the benefit.