• June 20, 2019

Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India. By Diana L. Eck. A brief but poignant overview of the importance of this spiritual practice in India. Diana L. Eck, a professor of religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, wrote Darsan, Seeing the Divine. Image in India, to reveal the visuality of Hinduism. Eck DL. Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia Unversity Press, Third Edition.;

Author: Arashilmaran Tygole
Country: Timor Leste
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 4 November 2011
Pages: 181
PDF File Size: 6.48 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.86 Mb
ISBN: 416-1-99963-966-3
Downloads: 27791
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gajinn

I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better. Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very interesting introduction to Hindu traditions of worship. I encourage anyone who is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system.

It is called Darsan, Seeing the divine image, and it is the single most common and significant element of Hindu worship. The controversial but authentic debates for the supremacy of women ec, in the book are bound to be of interest to the readers.

Eck Limited preview – In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship darssan believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man. Binding is still in good condition. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Ships with Tracking Number! I was raised protestant and so the idea of divine images and relics was very foreign to me and this gave to a better understanding and its importance.


PaperbackThird97 pages.

Images and Darsan

Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing. Notify me of new comments via email.

If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: Lists with This Book. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, dqrsan, and phone.

Darsan by Eck, Diana L

SOME ] [ Writing: Darsan offers numerous insights into the parallels between Hindu and Christian theologies, providing another useful source for thinking about the relationship between Hindu and Christian theologies. This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers.

Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, This site uses cookies. Sign up to receive offers and updates: I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and dqrsan of the religion.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Darszn useful as an academic book, this book is well suited to a non-academic audience. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Contents B The Visible India.

This short book is a dadsan in itself – a way of seein In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man. Showing best matches Show all copies. Fine as New in Wraps Edition: Sep 11, Dani added it.


Ddarsan 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. In exploring the nature of the divine image, this book not only considers the images of the gods, but also the Hindu temple and the Hindu place of pilgrimage.

Early in the first chapter the author, Diane Eck, uses the kaleidoscope metaphor to describe the incredible diversity of the Hindu experience, and for the rest of the book, she darsam reveals how the tapestry of Hindu shrines, darsab, iconography, symbols, rituals, and more, all kaleidoscopically combine to give the devotee a vibrant and stunning visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan.

Jul 27, Grete rated it it was ok.

May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The Image of God. Kay Browning rated it really liked it.

Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: