Minaksi or Meenakshi (in Sanskrit meaning one who has eyes shaped like fishes) is the patron Goddess of MaduraiMadurai (மதுரை; in Tamil) is situated on the banks of river Vaigai in Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state.
It is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and has a population in excess of 1.1 million.
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Recorded at the Minaksi-Sundaresvara temple in the Tamil Nadu city of Madurai, this disc is the first ever recording of monks at prayer to the fish-eyed goddess Minaksi.
Underlying these chants, which consist of hymns and poems in Tamil and poems in Sanskrit, is a lively rhythm carved out by the mrdangam (double-headed drum), cymbals and harmonium.
Title: A Hindu Ceremony at Minaksi-Sunderesvara Temple Ainfo: Recorded at the Minaksi-Sundaresvara temple in the Tamil Nadu city of Madurai, this disc is the first ever recording of monks at prayer to the fish-eyed goddess Minaksi.
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