Sri Matre Namaha
Vaktra-lakshmi-parivaha-chalan-meenabha-lochana – The eighteenth name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.
Vaktralaksmyah parivahe caladbyam meenabam tulye lochane yasya sa
She whose eyes are like fishes moving in the pond of the beauty of her face
minasya eva (locanam) iksanam yasya sa
Here minabalochana means She who sees like a fish. It is well know that by the mere glance of the fish her eggs become fertile and not by her milk. similarly a glance of the goddess is capable of nourishing her devotees.
Her eyes appear like fishes moving in a pond. Her face is compared to a pond and Her eyes to fishes. Fishes move very quickly. She also moves Her eyes quickly as She has to shower Her grace on the entire universe. The fish eggs become fertile by mere glance of mother fish. In the same manner She by Her mere glance nourishes the universe. (It is appropriate to use the word universe, instead of devotees, as usage of devotee means discrimination. Certainly She cannot have discrimination) Because of the beauty of Her eyes She is also known as ‘Meenakshi’ ‘Meenalochani’ etc.
On this day of Deepavali, I am indeed blessed by the number of people in my life who I believe are sent by her…and she is in them. Some are here in India and some are in the US and there has been ONLY love and affection that everyone shows me. I guess she indeed has more than glanced at me…for I see in everyone in my life some form of her!