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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I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would. Christopher Piazza rated daarshan really liked it Oct 13, A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, 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.
But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it. Return to Book Page.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck
To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing. Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions.
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I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. Sometimes this is instructive, other times just irritating.
Informative but dull, monotonous book. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Marissa Connelly rated it really liked it Jan 04, An extraordinary presentation of a complex topic in a clear and concise manner. This book, though fck primarily on a single important characteristic of Hinduism in practice is probably the best introduction ever written to what Hinduism, in practice is like for those who are unfamiliar with that religion.
May 10, Rebecca Recco rated it really 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 efk and that sounds pretty cool. Jul 27, Grete rated it it was ok. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Kay Browning rated it really liked it.
I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which fck it all the better. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
No trivia or quizzes yet. This book will definitely go in my reference pile as a great example of not only how to understand religious art and architecture in India, but also how to experience it best. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 29, Rose Be added it Sarshan My favorite quote from it: Sep 22, Jingjing Fan rated it liked it Shelves: I sarshan these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. Occasionally perhaps errs on the side of being too simplistic, or too wow-what-a-neat-foreign-religion-this-is.
Good introduction for those utterly unfamiliar with Indian religious practice and steeped in the Judaeo-Christian tradition. It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble understanding 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.
Overall, the writing was good too.
Sep 11, Dani added it. Lists with This Book. Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism.