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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That said, I did learn about the wck 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. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan. Jul 27, Grete rated it it was ok. Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners darsyan how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers.
Also, now I just want to go to India. Marissa Connelly rated it really liked it Jan 04, Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion. May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.
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. Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. Oct 19, Hillary rated it liked it. This was a nice surprise for me because it focused so much on the use of images in Hinduism and the power of looking, both of looking at something and even of being looked at.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism.
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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 skillfully reveals how the tapestry of Hindu shrines, processions, 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. Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing.
May 10, Rebecca Recco rated it really liked it. Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: 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 book was OK. Probably the first book I would recommend as an introduction to Hinduism as it is actually practiced and understood by Hindus.
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Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck
Kay Browning rated it really liked it. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: Very interesting and informative look at the religions of India. Sep 11, Dani added it. Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism. Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing. This book will definitely go in my reference pile sck a great example of not only how to understand religious art and architecture in India, dzrshan also how to experience it best.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture along with emphasizing how the worship of these images transcend exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Hindu worshipper. PaperbackThird97 pages.
So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced. A good book giving an overview on the religious practice of darsan. Preview — Darsan by Diana L. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.
There are no discussion topics on this book ddarshan. To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up. Sometimes this is instructive, other times just irritating. Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. Open Preview See a Problem?
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 wck may be more off-putting for some readers. I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing.