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Darśan : seeing the divine image in India

Author: Diana L Eck
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Although the role of the visual is essential to Indian tradition and culture, most attempts to understand its images are laden with misconceptions. 'Darśan', a Sanskrit word that means 'seeing' is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to look beyond Hindu images with imagination.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana L Eck
ISBN: 0231112653 9780231112659
OCLC Number: 40295673
Description: 115 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Seeing the sacred --
Darśan --
The visible India --
Film images --
The image of God --
The polytheistic imagination --
ch. 2. The nature of the Hindu images --
The aniconic and the iconic images --
Creation and consecration of images --
Festivals and images --
ch. 3. Image, temple, and pilgrimage --
The temple and the image --
Image and pilgrimage --
Afterword : seeing the divine image in America --
America's mūrtis and temples --
Sri Lakshmi temple : the process of divine embodiment.
Responsibility: Diana L. Eck.

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Although the role of the visual is essential to Indian tradition and culture, most attempts to understand its images are laden with misconceptions. 'Darśan', a Sanskrit word that means 'seeing' is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to look beyond Hindu images with imagination.

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