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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Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
What is meant by these multi-armed gods, with their various weapons, emblems, and animals? Jan 06, Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: Seeing the Sacred A Darsan. Although, it mainly highlights different acts of worship pujait is not a complete introduction to Hinduism and doesn’t address eeeing lot of issues. 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.
Books like Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
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 readers.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads drasan. Selected pages Page Occasionally perhaps errs on the side of being too simplistic, or too wow-what-a-neat-foreign-religion-this-is.
I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. B The Visible India.
I would give this a pass. B The Ritual Uses of the Image.
I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. Preview — Darsan by Diana L. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read.
Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very darsa introduction to Hindu traditions of worship.
Darśan: Seeing the Divine Image in India – Diana L. Eck – Google Books
A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. How are they treated in a ritual context? Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would. I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.
Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it. Seeing the Divine Image in America.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: The experience of the divine in India merges the three components of sight, performance, and sound.
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Informative but dull, monotonous book. Eck Snippet view – The Nature of the Hindu Images. The role of the visual is essential divie Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India’s divine images have been laden with misperceptions.
Seeing the Divine Image in America. How are these images made and consecreted? Contents B The Visible India.