Netronmīlanam - Daśa Darśanam
After the actual ceremony is concluded, before the murtis are unveiled for the people to see, specific items are shown to the Lord. The Devas are allowed to have darshan of these items, before the people are permitted to have darshan of the murti. Darshan means sight. We have darshan of a Deity in the Temple or of a Guru. When we have darshan, we see a little more of Divinity within all things. When the Devas or a Guru has our darshan, they see what binds us. We get a little of their heightened awareness transferred to us energetically. We get a heightened awareness of what is binding our perception also. This is the meaning of darshan. After netronmilanam, ten special things are shown to the Devas, called dasha darshanam. Dasha means ten. The list of the 10 items shown varies according to scriptural source, but common items include gold, a mirror, mother and baby cow, elephant, a horse, a parrot, a saint or guru, a monk / renunciate (sannyasi), a king (raja), brahmins chanting Vedas, married women (sumangali), prepubescent girls (kanyas), prepubescent boys (brahmacharis). Each of these offerings has great mystical significance.