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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Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. 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.

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D Dzrsan Image of God. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, Want to Read saving…. Seeing the Divine Image in America.


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Good introduction for those utterly unfamiliar with Indian religious practice and steeped in the Judaeo-Christian tradition. The Nature of the Hindu Image. 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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Sometimes this is instructive, other divihe just irritating. Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it. Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism. It is called Darsan, Seeing the divine image, and it is the single most common and significant element of Hindu worship. I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism.

Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Account Options Sign in. This book explores what darsan means. Contents Preface to the Second Edition. Although, it mainly highlights different acts of worship pujait is not a complete introduction to Hinduism and doesn’t address a lot of issues.


Books by Diana L. 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. Contents B The Visible India. C The Creation and Consecration of Images.

Books like Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

This book was OK. Thanks for telling us imaage the problem. Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism. The Process of Divine Embodiment.

Oct 14, T. A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. In exploring the nature of the divine image, this book not only considers the images of the gods, but also the Hindu temple and the Hindu place of pilgrimage.