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. 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. 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 dwrsan not only considers the images of the gods, but also the Hindu temple and the Hindu place of pilgrimage. Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better.

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

I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.

I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. I would give this a pass. This book is about the power and importance of seeing in the Hindu eco tradition. Darsan is one of the best books that I have ever read.


Also, now I just want to go to India.

Besides the major task of maintaining the internal security of the country, the responsibilities of the Ministry of Home Affairs cover a wide area of subjects stretching from central Para-military forces to centre-state relations, National integration, human rights and rehabilitation of reuges. It highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture along with emphasizing how the worship of these images transcend exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Darsaj worshipper.

Russell Books Ltd Published: Refresh and try again. The present eeck contains information on complete functions and setup of Ministry of Home Affairs.

PaperbackThird97 pages. Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship.

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Images and Darsan

Email required Address never made public. 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 darean so years and that sounds pretty cool.


NONE ] [ Writing: Notify me of new comments via email. What makes Biblio different? Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very interesting introduction to Hindu traditions of worship. Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Darean Occasionally perhaps errs on the side of being too simplistic, or too wow-what-a-neat-foreign-religion-this-is.

If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: This book was OK. How are they treated in a ritual context?

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A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan. 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.