On this occasion, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is recited in the temples which go like this: Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam / Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat (We meditate on the Three-Eyed Reality (Lord Shiva) which permeates and nourishes all like a fragrance / May we be liberated from death and be liberated like a cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper).
Here is an acrostic that describes SHIVA.
S: Symbol of cosmic soul for destruction of existence that is worshiped by
H: Hindus for achieving liberation by
I: I-working on the mind to purify it from the
V: Vices like worldly desires, greed, hatred, Infatuations and
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