(also: Minakshi) The material form of Goddess Meenakshi is best known as the reigning goddess of the popular South Indian temple town of Madurai, where her large temple complex is at center of town built in concentric square processional streets around the temple. She is the bride of Shiva called Sundareshvara, the “beautiful Lord,” but is also worshipped in her own right. In the U.S., her first and largest temple is in Houston.