dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te
"To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me."
The Lord says that He gave them His Dharsanam, which is Para Gyanam. Once Para Gyanam is reached, next will be Parama Bhakti and will reach Paramapadam. This stage before Parama Bhakti is also called Darsana samanakara sakshatkaram [தர்சன ஸமாநாகார சாக்ஷாத்காரம்]. It is something like the actual sighting of the Lord in Vaikuntam. This, the Lord grants to the devotees in the second stage of Bhakti. Satata = always, yuktanam = never parting [the Lord], bhajatam = performing Bhakti or in devotion, yena = by which, mam = Me [ Sri Krishna], te = they, upayanti = would attain. The Lord would grant them that, by giving which they would attain the Lord. What will He grant? Tam = that, buddhi yogam = Dharsanam, priti purvakam = with full happiness, dadami = [ I, Sri Krishna] grant. They devote in the Lord with aspiration to be always with Him. To them, the Lord grants happily, that dharsanam which will make them to attain Him. Here buddhi yogam means dharsanam. This is the second stage of Bhakti yoga. So the three stages are Gyanam, Dharsanam and Prapti. In 9th sloka we saw Gyanam or the first stage. The second stage Dharsanam is being granted by the Lord Himself, as revealed in sloka 10. Thirumangai Alwar experienced this as is evident from his poems and from this temple. Alwar is celebrated with three Utsavams. One is Thanana utsavam [தானான உத்சவம்]. This is the Vedupari [வேடுபறி] festival, in which Parakalan beconmes Alwar. It is about his self and so it is Thanana Utsavam. Next is Than ugandha utsavam [தானுகந்த உத்சவம்]. This utsavam is liked by the Alwar. It is the Eleven Garuda seva, celebrated every Thai amavasya [தை அமாவாஸ்யை]. All the Lord from the Eleven Divya desam would assemble in this Kshetram and bless the Alwar. It is a rare sight. Third is Thamar ugandha utsavam [தமர் உகந்த உத்சவம்]. Thamar means the devotees of the Alwar and they celebrate his birth day [திரு நக்ஷத்திரம்], every Karthika month Kruthika star. During the Eleven Garudotsavam, all through out the night one can witness the Mangalasasanam [மங்களாசாசனம்] of the Lord of each temple by Alwar, who is accompanied by Swami Manavala Mamunigal. [Garudotsavam can be viwed on http://thirunangur.blogspot.com/2007/05/manimada-koil.html ].