Lyrics of Devi Neeye
dEvI nIyE thuNai (amba)
thenmaduraivAL mIna lOchanI
dEvAdi dEvan sundarEsan
chitham kavar bhuvana sundari
malaya dwajan mAdhavamE
kAnchana mAlai mudhalvi maharAgni
alaimagaL kalaimaghaL paNi kIRvANI
amudanaya iniya muthamizh vaLaRtha
Video of Devi Neeye
Meenakshi Memudam Neeye
Composer: Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar
Lyrics and Translation
mInAkSi mE mudam dEhi mEcakAngi rAjamAtangi
Address to Goddess Parvathi at Madurai as Meenakshi, who wears Mechaka and is called as Raaja Maathangi, gives me joy.
mAnamAtrumE mAyE marakata chAyE shivajAyE
mInalOcani pAshamOcani mAnini kadamba vanavAsini
Controller of Individual self, Supreme Self and the relation between two. Greenish in color like emerald. Eyes are like fish. Liberator from worldly bondage. Lives in kadamba vanam.
madurApuri nilayE maNivalayE malayadhvaja pANDya rAja tanayE
vidhuviDambana vadanE vijayE vINAgAna dasha gamakakriyE
madhu mada mOdita hrdayE sadayE mahAdEva sundarEshapriyE
madhu mura ripu sOdari SAtOdari vidhi guruguha vaSankari Sankari
Abodes in Madurai. Daughter of great king Malayadwaja Paandiyan, who ruled Madurai. Face dazzles like full moon. Creator of Ten nuances which are used in veena and vocal music.
Lives in the heart of people who relinquished wine and anger. Consort of Lord Siva, who is known as Sundareswara at Madurai. Sister of Lord Vishnu, who is a destroyer of demons Madhu and Mura. Adored by Lord Brahma and Lord Shanmukha.