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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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. In the Hindu view, not only must the gods keep their eyes open, but so must we, in order to make contact with them, Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Eck Limited preview – Return to Book Page. The experience of the divine in India merges the dianw components of sight, performance, and sound. So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced. This book explores what darsan means. Want to Read saving….

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It is called Darsan, Seeing the divine image, and it is the single most common and significant element of Hindu worship. 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.

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I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would. Contents B The Visible India. Image Temple and Pilgrimage.

A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. Eck Motilal Banarsidass Publishe- pages 0 Reviews https: A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth.

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, and to know their secrets. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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

Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing. I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better. No eBook available Amazon. If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: To ask other readers questions about Darsandwrsan sign up. I darxan it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism. Open Preview See a Problem?


Account Options Sign in. Sometimes this is instructive, other times just irritating. An extraordinary presentation of a complex topic in a clear and concise manner. This was a nice surprise for me because it eiana 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.

How are they treated in a ritual context? Jan 06, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 22, Jingjing Fan rated it liked it Shelves: Darsan is one of the best books that I have ever read. Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it. Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Informative but dull, monotonous book.