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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A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. Eck No preview available – A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up. A good book giving an overview on the religious practice of darsan. Good introduction for those utterly unfamiliar with Indian religious practice and steeped in the Judaeo-Christian dasan.


Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship. But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. How are these images made and consecreted? Selected pages Page So far just dinaa things I’ve already learned and experienced.

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Eck Motilal Banarsidass Publishe- pages 0 Reviews https: Oct 14, T. When Hindus go to temple, their eyes meet the powerful, eternal gaze of the eyes of God.

Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Lists with This Book.

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Image Temple and Pilgrimage. In the Hindu view, not only must the gods keep their eyes open, but so must we, in order to make contact with them, to reap their blessings, darszn to know their secrets. Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble dina 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.


Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion. Want to Read saving…. A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Eck Limited preview – Open Preview See a Problem? I sck like this book as much as I thought I would. I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title.