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 picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. 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. Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing. Eck presents a concise and eco written thesis about the practice of Hinduism. Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Probably the first book I would recommend as an introduction to Hinduism as it is actually practiced and understood by Hindus.

Oct 19, Hillary rated it liked it. Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Ddarshan saving…. 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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Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion dxrshan Darsan. A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced. Oct 14, T.

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

Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: It read kind rarshan like a textbook for me. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, This was a nice surprise for me because it focused 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.

A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Overall, the writing was good too.

I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sometimes this is instructive, other times just irritating. I encourage anyone who is interesting farshan or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system. Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. Good introduction for those utterly unfamiliar with Indian religious practice and steeped in the Judaeo-Christian tradition.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 29, Rose Be added it Shelves: Informative but dull, monotonous book. If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth.

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.

Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. Jul 05, Mike rated it ek it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. PaperbackThird97 pages. I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.