Maha Mrityunjaya Puja is one of the most effective Puja that is performed to attain victory over death. It is a ritual performed when a person is critical and death cannot be avoided after doing everything possible from your end, such as medications and therapies, and there is no other option left with you to revive the person. It is thus considered as a last option and is not recommended to one and all. This Puja is performed to appease Lord Shiva and his furious state.The Puja is performed by reciting a mantra, which is considered very powerful, 1,25,000 times. There are two versions of this Puja. One is the long Puja also known as the complete Puja and the other is a short Puja. The procedure to perform both the Pujas are the same, however, the length of the mantras recited for either one differs. There is a long mantra recited for the complete Maha Mrityunjay Puja, whereas a short mantra for the laghu or small Maha Mrityunjay Puja. The complete procedure thereby requires more pundits to complete the rituals and is expensive that the short procedure. However, the benefits of the Puja are enormous as one can instantly see the effects even if you think of performing the Puja.It usually takes 3 days for the Puja and the person who is performing the Puja, who in most cases is an immediate family member of the ill, has to go without food.