The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra which literally translates as "Great Death-conquering Mantra"is a verse from the Vedas. The mantra is addressed to Tryambaka, "the three-eyed one", an epithet of Rudra or Shiva. According to Shiva Purana this chant helps one to overcome the fear of any unknown event. It is also said to be beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health and to be a moksha mantra which bestows longevity and immortality. This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death.