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. 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. Eck DL. Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia Unversity Press, Third Edition.;
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I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. E The Polytheistic Imagination. Jan 06, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: Darsan is one of the best books that I eco ever read.
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A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it. Seeing the Divine Image in America. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. 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.
Return to Book Page. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers.
In exploring the nature of the divine image, this book not only considers the images of the dianw, but also the Hindu temple and the Hindu place of pilgrimage. It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble understanding in other texts, and while I wouldn’t say that I understood everything in this one, the fact that I got most of it really speaks to its quality. Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and sarsan between the two traditions.
What do Hindus see in the images of the gods? Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship. I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism.
Marissa Connelly rated it really liked it Jan 04, PaperbackThird97 pages. Riana, now I just want to go to India. So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced.
Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: A good book giving an overview on the religious practice dians darsan. My favorite quote from it: Very interesting and informative look at the religions of India. May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in. The Nature of the Hindu Images. Lists with This Book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
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How are they treated in a ritual context? If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: Although, it mainly highlights different acts of worship pujait is not a complete introduction to Hinduism and doesn’t address a lot of issues. This short book is a darsan in itself – a way of seeing into the rich highly textured religious tapestry of India that enlarges the reader’s perspective and appreciation.
I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. This book, though focused primarily on a single important characteristic of Hinduism in practice is probably the best introduction ever written to what Hinduism, in practice is like for those who are unfamiliar with that religion.
Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing.
This short book is a darsan 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.
A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art. It highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture dianx with emphasizing how the worship of these images transcend exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Hindu worshipper. This book will definitely go in darsab reference pile as a great example of not only how to understand religious art and architecture in India, but also how to experience it best.