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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. Preview — Darsan by Diana L. I didn’t like this book as much as Ecj thought I would. Occasionally perhaps errs on the side of being too simplistic, or too wow-what-a-neat-foreign-religion-this-is. Books by Diana L.
Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. Refresh and try again. I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. It highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture along with emphasizing how the worship of these darwhan transcend exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Hindu worshipper.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
Informative but dull, monotonous book. Darsan is one of the best books that I have ever read. Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship.
My favorite quote from it: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That said, I did learn about the ‘Nabakalebara’ at the Jagannath temple in Puri where darhan images of the deities are switched out in an elaborate ceremony every 19 or so years and that sounds pretty cool. Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism.
What Is Darshan?
But what is darshaj address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. I would give this a pass.
To ask other readers questions about Darehanplease sign up. 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.
Open Preview See dasrhan Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing. A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan.
A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Very interesting and informative look at the religions of India. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, Overall, the writing was good too. Oct 19, Hillary rated it liked 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 re This book was OK.
I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.
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Jul 29, Rose Be added it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. I encourage anyone who is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system. Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. This short book is a carshan in itself – a way of seeing into the rich ecm textured religious tapestry of India that enlarges the reader’s perspective darrshan appreciation. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism.
Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Early in the first chapter the author, Diane Ecck, 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.