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Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

Image Temple and Pilgrimage. Sometimes this is instructive, other times just irritating. Seeing the Divine Image in America.

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

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. Eck Full view – Seeing the Sacred A Darsan. This book was OK.

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A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan. C The Creation and Consecration of Images. Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, Selected pages Page Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. E The Polytheistic Imagination. I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.

Oct 14, T. Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it. 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. This book is about the power and importance of seeing in the Hindu religious tradition.

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Indla Preface to the Second Edition. I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better. Sep 26, John Nuhn rated it it was amazing. E The Polytheistic Imagination. I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me.

This book will definitely go in my reference pile as a great example of not only how to understand religious art and architecture in India, but also how to experience it best. Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism.

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Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. This is also a book daran the divine image in the Hindu tradition.

Preface to the Second Edition. When Hindus go to temple, their eyes meet the undia, eternal gaze of the eyes of God. 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.

The Nature of the Hindu Image.

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