Sri Meenakshi Pancha Rathnam

Sri Meenakshi Pancha Rathnam
Sri Meenakshi Pancha Rathnam

Sri Meenakshi Pancha Rathnam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Meenakshi Devi at Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai. The term “Meenakshi” means the Devi with eyes in the shape of fish. Sri Meenakshi is one of the manifestations of Sri Parvathi Devi.

Sri Meenakshi Pancha Rathnam was composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. It contains five stanzas each describing the attributes and compassion of Sri Meenakshi Devi.

Sri Meenakshi Pancha Rathnam is presented in Devanagari and English scripts with a simple English translation.

उद्यद्भानुसहस्रकोटिसदृशां केयूरहारोज्ज्वलां
विम्बोष्ठीं स्मितदन्तपङ्क्तिरुचिरां पीताम्बरालङ्कृताम्
विष्णुब्रह्मसुरेन्द्रसेवितपदां तत्त्वस्वरूपां शिवां
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् (1)

udhyadh-bhaanu-sahasra-koati-sadhrshaaM kaeyuura-haaroa (u)jjvalaaM
vimboaShTeeM smitha-dantha-panGkthi-rucheeraaM peetha-ambara-alanGkruthaam
viShNu-brahma-surendhra-saevitha-padhaaM thaththva-svaroopaaM shivaaM
meenaakSheem praNathoa [A]smi santhatham-ahaM kaaruNya-vaaraaM-niDhim

Sri Meenakshi Devi is as resplendent as the thousand crore times of the rising sun with Her sparkling anklets and garlands. She has the smiling face with the lips as red as bimba fruits with nice lines of beautiful teeth. She adorns dazzling yellow-colored garments. Her holy feet are worshipped by Sri Vishnu, Sri Brahma and Indra. Her form and appearance denote the ultimate divine supreme consciousness. I sincerely pray to and worship Sri Meenakshi Devi, who is the ocean of compassion and benevolence.

मुक्ताहारलसत्किरीटरुचिरां पूर्णेन्दुवक्त्रप्रभां
शिञ्जन्नूपुरकिङ्किणीमणिधरां पद्मप्रभाभासुराम्
सर्वाभीष्टफलप्रदां गिरिसुतां वाणीरमासेवितां
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् (2)

mukthaa-haara-lasath-kireeta-ruchiraaM poorNaendhu-vakthra-prabhaaM
shincjan-noopura-kinGkiNee-maNi-DharaaM padhma-prabhaa-bhaasuraam
sarva-abheeShta-phala-pradhaaM giri-suthaaM vaaNee-ramaa-saevithaaM
meenaakSheem praNathoa [A]smi santhatham-ahaM kaaruNya-vaaraaM-niDhim

Sri Meenakshi Devi has the face which is as dazzling as the full moon. Her crown is splendorous. Her pearl garland adorns Her chest. Her holy lotus feet are decorated with the anklets which are studded with the precious gems. She fulfills all the wishes of Her ardent devotees. She is the daughter of the King of the mountains. She is worshipped by Sri Saraswathi and Sri Lakshmi. I sincerely pray to and worship Sri Meenakshi Devi, who is the ocean of compassion and benevolence.

श्रीविद्यां शिववामभागनिलयां ह्रीङ्कारमन्त्रोज्ज्वलां
श्रीचक्राङ्कितबिन्दुमध्यवसतिं श्रीमत्सभानायिकाम्
श्रीमत्षण्मुखविघ्नराजजननीं श्रीमज्जगन्मोहिनीं
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् (3)

shreevidhyaaM shiva-vaama-bhaaga-nilayaaM hreengkaara-mantroa (u)jjvalaaM
shreechakra-anGkitha-bindhu-madhya-vasathim shreemath-sabhaa-naayikaam
shreemat-ShaNmukha-vighnaraaja-jananeeM shreemaj-jagan-mohineeM
meenaakSheem praNathoa [A]smi santhatham-ahaM kaaruNya-vaaraaM-niDhim

Sri Meenakshi Devi is the Goddess of education and wisdom. She exists in the left side of Lord Shiva. She thrives in the form and core of the manthra syllable “Hreem”. She exists in the centre of Sri Chakra and She presides over all the other Deities in the Chakra. She is the mother of Sri Vinayaka and Sri Shanmukha. She adores and enchants the entire universe. I sincerely pray to and worship Sri Meenakshi Devi, who is the ocean of compassion and benevolence.

श्रीमत्सुन्दरनायिकां भयहरां ज्ञानप्रदां निर्मलां
श्यामाभां कमलासनार्चितपदां नारायणस्यानुजाम्
वीणावेणुमृदङ्गवाद्यरसिकां नानाविधामम्बिकां
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् (4)

shreemath-sundara-naayikaaM bhaya-haraaM jnyaana-pradhaaM nirmalaaM
shyaama-abhaaM kamala-asana-architha-padhaam naaraayaNasya-anujaam
veeNaa-veNu-mrudhanGga-vaadhya-rasikaaM naanaa-viDhaam-ambikaaM
meenaakSheem praNathoa [A]smi santhatham-ahaM kaaruNya-vaaraaM-niDhim

Sri Meenakshi Devi is very beautiful. She annihilates the fears. She bestows knowledge and wisdom. She is without blemish. She is of dark complexion. Her feet are worshipped by Sri Brahma who sits on the lotus. She is the sister of Sri Narayana. She is keenly interested in listening to the play of musical instruments such as Veena, Flute and Mrudhanga. She is the mother in various manifestations. I sincerely pray to and worship Sri Meenakshi Devi, who is the ocean of compassion and benevolence.

नानायोगिमुनीन्द्रहृत्सुवसतिं नानार्थसिद्धिप्रदां
नानापुष्पविराजिताङ्घ्रियुगलां नारायणेनार्चिताम्
नादब्रह्ममयीं परात्परतरां नानार्थ तत्त्वात्मिकां
मीनाक्षीं प्रणतोऽस्मि सन्ततमहं कारुण्यवारांनिधिम् (5)

naanaa-yogi-muneendhra-hruthsu-vasathiM naanaarTha-sidhDhi-pradhaaM
naanaa-puShpa-viraajitha-anGghri-yugalaaM naaraayaNena-archithaam
naadha-brahmamayeem paraathpara-tharaaM naana-arTha thaththva-athmikaaM
meenaakSheem praNathoa [A]smi santhatham-ahaM kaaruNya-vaaraaM-niDhim

Sri Meenakshi Devi resides in the heart and mind of the various Yogis and Sages. She blesses and bestows the Siddhies, the yogic attributes. Her lotus feet are worshipped by the ardent devotees. Their devotion appear as flowers on Her holy feet. Sri Narayana adores Her. She is the personification of Nadha Brahmam, the supreme divine consciousness. She exists in the core, the form and the meaning of the said consciousness. I sincerely pray to and worship Sri Meenakshi Devi, who is the ocean of compassion and benevolence.

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