Meenaksi Pañcaratnam

Goddess Meenakshi is the consort of Lord Siva. According to legend, Vidyavati was an ardent devotee of Devi Parvati. Moved by her devotion, Goddess Parvati appeared before her in the form of a young girl and told her to ask for a boon. Vidyavati asked the boon that the Goddess be born as her daughter in the same form as she has appeared before her. Goddess Parvati told her that in her next birth when she (Vidyavati) will be the wife of Malayathuvasa Pandyan, She will be born as her daughter. This daughter was Meenaksi and she won Lord Siva's heart again.

In Madurai, a South Indian metropolis, stands a temple where apparently she married Lord Siva.

Meenaksi Pañcaratnam is a melodious composition by Acarya Adi Sankaracarya, praising this divine Goddess. Hear and enjoy its beautiful vibrations.