. “Meenakshi” is a Tamil-Sanskrit term signifying “fish-eyed”,got from the words mina (“fish”) and akshi (“eyes”).She was prior known by the Tamil name Tadadakai (“fish-peered toward one”), referenced in early authentic record as a wild, unmarried and meat-eating goddess which was later sanskritised as Meenakshi. She is likewise known by the Tamil name “Angayarkanni” or “Ankayarkannammai” (actually, “the mother with the wonderful fish eyes”). As per another hypothesis, the name of the goddess truly signifies “rule of the fish”, got from the Tamil words meen (fish) and aatchi (rule).
. Different implications of this handle have been proposed, including that she was initially a goddess of the fisher-society, that her eyes are “enormous and splendid” like that of a fish, or that she has “long and slim” eyes formed like the body of a fish. Another understanding is that the name depends on the conviction that the fish never close their eyes: the goddess comparatively watches constantly over her devotees. One more translation expresses that the name depends on the antiquated conviction that the fish feed their young by only taking a gander at them; the goddess as far as anyone knows bolsters here lovers by only looking at them.