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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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Overall, the writing was good too.

Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, Books by Diana L. Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, An extraordinary presentation of a complex topic in a clear and concise manner. I encourage anyone who is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. No trivia or quizzes yet. Eck relies heavily on drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions.

I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Sep 22, Jingjing Fan rated it liked it Shelves: This book was OK. Preview — Darsan by Diana L. Early in the first chapter the author, Diane Eck, uses the kaleidoscope metaphor to describe the incredible diversity of the Hindu experience, and for the rest of the book, she skillfully reveals how the tapestry of Hindu shrines, processions, iconography, symbols, rituals, and more, all kaleidoscopically combine to give the devotee a vibrant and stunning visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan.


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. I would give this a pass. Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it.

Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship. Very interesting and informative look at the religions of India. Return to Book Page. Lists with This Book. Jul 29, Rose Be added it Shelves: Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. It read kind of like a textbook for me.

May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 14, T. Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: My favorite quote from it: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Sep 26, John Nuhn rated eco it was amazing. I had to read it for a class, and it goes by quickly, which makes it all the better.


What Is Darshan?

Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very interesting introduction to Hindu traditions of worship. But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book.

Also, now I just want to go to India. A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

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. It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble understanding in other texts, and while I wouldn’t say that I understood everything in this one, the fact that I got most of it really speaks to its quality.

A good book giving an overview on the religious practice of darsan.