Songs

Meenakshi_Sundareswarar1. Devi Neeye

Ragam: Keeravani
Talam: Adi
Composer: Papanasam Sivan

Lyrics of Devi Neeye

Pallavi
dEvI nIyE thuNai (amba)
thenmaduraivAL mIna lOchanI

 

Anupallavi
dEvAdi dEvan sundarEsan
chitham kavar bhuvana sundari
Charanam
malaya dwajan mAdhavamE
kAnchana mAlai mudhalvi maharAgni
alaimagaL kalaimaghaL paNi kIRvANI
amudanaya iniya muthamizh vaLaRtha

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2.  Meenakshi Memudam Neeye

rAgA: gamakakriyA
tALA: Adi
Composer: Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar

Lyrics and Translation
Pallavi
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.

Anupallavi
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.

Charanam
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.

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3. Sri Meenakshi Pancharatnam by M.S. Subbalakshmi

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List of songs on Madurai Meenakshi by various Composers

Muthuswami Dikshitar

1. mAmava mInAkshi

2. sOmasundarEshvaram

3. sundarEshvarAya

4. shrI madhurAmbikayA

5. shrI madhurAmbikE

6. shrI madurApuri

7. shrI mInAkSi gauri

8. shyAmaLAngi mAtangi

Shyama Shastry

1. sarOja daLa nEtri

2. mIna lOchana brOva

3. 9 songs – Navaratna Malika

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