Meenakshi Pancharatnam

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Meenakshi Pancharatnam is a devotional hymn addressed to Goddess Mīnākṣī an incarnation of Mother Pārvatī, said to have been composed by Sri Adi Shankarachaya. The main temple of Mīnākṣī Devī is the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Tamilnadu. Picture below is the Utsava Mūrti of Mīnākṣī from this temple.

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

Meenakshi Pancharatnam or Meenatchi Pancharatnam or Minakshi Pancha Ratnam is the devotional Stotra addressed to Goddess Meenakshi Amman – an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. Goddess Meenakshi is the sister of Hindu God Vishnu and the divine consort of Lord Mahadeva.

Meenakshi Pancharatnam

उद्यद्भानुसहस्रकोटिसदृशां केयूरहारोज्ज्वलां
विम्बोष्ठीं स्मितदन्तपङ्क्तिरुचिरां पीताम्बरालङ्कृताम् । विष्णुब्रह्मसुरेन्द्रसेवितपदां तत्त्वस्वरूपां शिवां
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् ॥१॥

I remain ever bowing to that (goddess) Mīnākṣī, an ocean of compassion, who is radiant like the multitudes of rising Suns, and is resplendent with bracelets and necklaces, having reddish lips (like the bimba fruit), with shining teeth, and decorated with silk garments. Her feet worshipped by the Gods Viṣṇu, Brahmá and Indra. She is the form of reality and is auspicious.

मुक्ताहारलसत्किरीटरुचिरां पूर्णेन्दुवक्त्रप्रभां
शिञ्जन्नूपुरकिङ्किणीमणिधरां पद्मप्रभाभासुराम् ।
सर्वाभीष्टफलप्रदां गिरिसुतां वाणीरमासेवितां ।
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् ॥२॥

I remain ever bowing to that (goddess) Mīnākṣī, shining with a crown, radiant with a garland of pearls, with a shining face like the full-moon, and wearing the tinkling anklets and gem-studded bells. She is shining with the splendour of the lotus, and bestows on us all the objects of our desire. She is worshipped by the goddess of speech and the goddess of wealth.

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श्रीविद्यां शिववामभागनिलयां ह्रीङ्कारमन्त्रोज्ज्वलां
श्रीचक्राङ्कितबिन्दुमध्यवसतिं श्रीमत्सभानायिकाम् ।
श्रीमत्षण्मुखविघ्नराजजननीं श्रीमज्जगन्मोहिनीं ।
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् ॥३॥

I remain ever bowing to that (goddess) Mīnākṣī, a manifestation of the sacred knowledge (Śrī Vidyā), who always remains on the left-side of the lord Śiva, and is shining in the sacred syllable of Hrīm. Residing in the small circle in the middle of the sacred Śri C̣akra, that Queen gracing the court of the Lord Sundareswarar. She the mother of the six-faced one (Kārttikēya) and the master of obstacles (Gaṇeśa). She enchants the world.

श्रीमत्सुन्दरनायिकां भयहरां ज्ञानप्रदां निर्मलां
श्यामाभां कमलासनार्चितपदां नारायणस्यानुजाम् ।
वीणावेणुमृदङ्गवाद्यरसिकां नानाविधामम्बिकां ।
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् ॥४॥

I remain ever bowing to that (goddess) Mīnākṣī, the consort of lord Sundareswarar, who is the remover of the fears (of the devotees), the bestower of knowledge and the (person) free from impurities, having a dark-blue colour with her feet being worshipped by the God (Brahmá) seated on the lotus, that sister of lord Nārāyaṇa fond of enjoying the music from the instruments – the lute, flute and drum, who is the mother of different aspects.

नानायोगिमुनीन्द्रहृत्सुवसतिं नानार्थसिद्धिप्रदां
नानापुष्पविराजिताङ्घ्रियुगलां नारायणेनार्चिताम् ।
नादब्रह्ममयीं परात्परतरां नानार्थतत्त्वात्मिकां ।
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् ॥५॥

I remain ever bowing that (goddess) Mīnākṣī, who is dwelling in the hearts of multitudes of ascetics (Yogins) and great sages, and bestows many desired objects, her feet shining with (the radiance of) different kinds of flowers, (herself) being worshipped by Nārāyaṇa, (She) being the form of sound and higher than the high, She is the underlying force in all the objects.


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