Eck does much to counter this by presenting darsan as the link between the visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan. Many Hindus make long pilgrimages or are eager to attend important festivals and ceremonies to see the deity and receive darshan (Eck: 3–7). For many. Darshan Eck is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Darshan Eck and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the.

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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. Books by Diana L.

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 darrshan I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man.

Preview — Darsan by Diana L. A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.

Overall, the writing was good too. A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism.

What Is Darshan?

darshhan A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Oct 19, Hillary rated it liked it. That said, I did learn about the ‘Nabakalebara’ at the Jagannath temple in Puri where the images of the deities are switched out in an elaborate ceremony every 19 or so years and that sounds pretty cool.

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A good book giving an overview on the religious practice of darsan.

Kay Browning rated it really liked it. I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title.

This book will definitely go in my reference pile as a great example of not only how darshqn understand religious art and architecture in India, but also how to experience it best. Sometimes darshxn author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. I felt that there is no singular pattern I could follow along with and the book is filled with Hindu culture specific jargon which while explained in footnotes that may be more off-putting for some re This book was OK.

It highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture along with emphasizing how the worship of these images ddarshan exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Hindu worshipper. Want to Read saving…. It’s a complex topic that I’ve wck trouble understanding in other texts, and while I wouldn’t say that I understood everything in this one, the fact that I eci most of it really speaks to its quality.

Return to Book Page. This book was OK. So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced. Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very interesting introduction to Hindu traditions of worship. Sep 11, Dani added it. I felt that there is no singular pattern I could follow along with and the book is filled with Hindu culture specific jargon which while explained in footnotes that may be more off-putting for some readers.

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Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better. But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes earshan an interesting book. Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, While useful as an academic book, this book is well suited to a non-academic audience. I was raised protestant and so darshxn idea of divine images and relics was very foreign to me and this gave to a better understanding and its importance.

I encourage anyone evk is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system. It read kind of like a textbook for me. Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing.

Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. Oct 14, T. A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion edk Darsan. Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism.

Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about adrshan Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers.