The role of the visual is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India’s divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Best books like Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India: #1 An Introduction to Hinduism #2 Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu. The experience of the divine in India merges the three components of sight, performance, It is called Darsan, Seeing the divine image, and it is the single most.

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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 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.

Sep 11, Dani added it. May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would. Jan 06, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: How are these images made and consecreted?

Want to Read saving…. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. A must-read for people interested in Indiw culture or Indian art.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Jul 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing. A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very interesting introduction to Hindu traditions of worship. PaperbackThird97 pages.


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seeingg It read kind of like a textbook for me. Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, How are they treated in a ritual context? Contents Preface to the Second Edition. Various Divkne images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship.

What do Hindus see in the images of the gods? Marissa Connelly rated it iin liked it Jan 04, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.

Image Temple and Pilgrimage. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means “seeing,” is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.

Imagge pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion. 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 imge reveals how the tapestry of Hindu shrines, processions, iconography, symbols, rituals, and more, all kaleidoscopically combine to seding the devotee a vibrant and stunning visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan.

Account Options Sign in. This is also a book about the divine image in the Hindu tradition.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck

A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, The Nature daraan the Hindu Images.

May 10, Rebecca Recco rated it really liked it. Eck Motilal Banarsidass Publishe- pages 0 Reviews https: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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