Darśan

Darśan
Author: Diana L. Eck
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788120832664
ISBN 13: 8120832663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Darśan Book Review:

The experience of the divine in India merges the three components of sight, performance, and sound. This book is about the power and importance of seeing in the Hindu religious tradition. 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. When Hindus go to temple, their eyes meet the powerful, eternal gaze of the eyes of God. It is called Darsan, Seeing the divine image, and it is the single most common and significant element of Hindu worship. This book explores what darsan means. This is also a book about the divine image in the Hindu tradition. What do Hindus see in the images of the gods? What is meant by these multi-armed gods, with their various weapons, emblems, and animals? How are these images made and consecreted? How are they treated in a ritual context? 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.

Gita Darsan as Bhakti Yoga, as a Chaitanyite Reads it

Gita Darsan as Bhakti Yoga, as a Chaitanyite Reads it
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3160481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Gita Darshan as Bhakti Yoga, as a Chaitanyite Reads it

Gita Darshan as Bhakti Yoga, as a Chaitanyite Reads it
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030157862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Fundamentals of Gaudiya Vaisnava Darsan

The Fundamentals of Gaudiya Vaisnava Darsan
Author: Bhakti Srirup Bhagabat Goswami
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 145
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015022054806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Social Ideas and Social Change in Bengal 1818-1835

Social Ideas and Social Change in Bengal 1818-1835
Author: A. F. Salahuddin Ahmed
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Buddhist Saints in India

Buddhist Saints in India
Author: Reginald A. Ray
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 1999-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780195350616
ISBN 13: 0195350618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Buddhist Saints in India Book Review:

The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides the presupposition for, and informs, the different major Buddhist saintly types and subtypes. Discussing the nature, dynamics, and history of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults both of living saints and of those who have "passed beyond." Ray traces the role of the saints in Indian Buddhist history, examining the beginnings of Buddhism and the origin of Mahayana Buddhism.

Genre in Asian Film and Television

Genre in Asian Film and Television
Author: F. Chan,A. Karpovich,X. Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 0230301908
ISBN 13: 9780230301900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Genre in Asian Film and Television Book Review:

Genre in Asian Film and Television takes a dynamic approach to the study of Asian screen media previously under-represented in academic writing. It combines historical overviews of developments within national contexts with detailed case studies on the use of generic conventions and genre hybridity in contemporary films and television programmes.

Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names

Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names
Author: Lavanya Vemsani Ph.D.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN 10: 161069211X
ISBN 13: 9781610692113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names Book Review:

Krishna is a central figure in Hinduism, a religion that has been a fundamental force for thousands of years. This accessible encyclopedia covers texts, practices, scholarship, and arts related to Krishna from the earliest known sources on. • Overviews the importance of Krishna to world history • Offers topical and thematic entries illuminating classical texts and practice and modern developments inside and outside India • Covers philosophical traditions such as Advaita and vegetarianism as well as spiritual and yoga traditions and their contemporary adaptations • Includes extensive studies of followers and founders of Krishna in India and around the world • Shares geographical information regarding sacred places and places of pilgrimage

Thaipusam in Malaysia

Thaipusam in Malaysia
Author: Carl Vadivella Belle
Publsiher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN 10: 9814695750
ISBN 13: 9789814695756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thaipusam in Malaysia Book Review:

"This is an important book by Carl Vadivella Belle which argues that Hinduism and its manifestations in the diaspora has important significance in binding not only the Hindus but also encourages 'others' to revisit Hinduism, especially in a multicultural society like Malaysia which is dominated by communally infused discourses structured upon race and religion."— Ajaya K. Sahoo, Editor, Journal of South Asian Diaspora "Dr Belle weaves his magical journey over nearly half a century, offering poignant and potent insights into the socio economic and spiritual realities of Hindus in Malaysia. Numerous books maybe available on Tamil Traditions and Hinduism in Malaysia, but none seem to have succinctly and encapsulated the very essence and heart of these veritable subjects. I would unreservedly recommend this book, to all those interested in matters pertaining to Indians and Hinduism in Malaysia."— Professor Bala Shanmugam, Academic Director, Federation University, Malaysia "This is a work of immense inspiration. Combining personal pilgrimage with ethnographic perseverance, it is at once a document of ritual power and cultural change and a biography of religious encounter. By becoming the religious Other, Carl Belle creates a new dimension in the understanding of Thaipusam as both ethnic and individual experience. Dauntlessly frank and insightful, it is without doubt a rare achievement."— Raymond Lee, Universiti Malaya (retired)

Srivari Darsan

Srivari Darsan
Author: T. V. R. K. Murthy,Timmarājū Visvapati Rāmakiruṣṇamūrtti
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1009146802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Darśan, Seeing the Divine Image in India

Darśan, Seeing the Divine Image in India
Author: Diana L. Eck,Professor of Indian and Sanskrit Studies and Chair of Religious Studies Diana L Eck
Publsiher: Anima Press
Total Pages: 79
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030209266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Darśan, Seeing the Divine Image in India Book Review:

This work offers a study of the physical representations of God as the central feature of Hinduism. Each of the essays explores a different topic of religion in India: bhakti, popular village procession, puja rituals, spirit possession and guru cults.

Relics of the Buddha

Relics of the Buddha
Author: John S. Strong,Stephen Teiser
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2004-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780691117645
ISBN 13: 0691117640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Relics of the Buddha Book Review:

Buddhism is popularly seen as a religion stressing the truth of impermanence. How, then, to account for the long-standing veneration, in Asian Buddhist communities, of bone fragments, hair, teeth, and other bodily bits said to come from the historic Buddha? Early European and American scholars of religion, influenced by a characteristic Protestant bias against relic worship, declared such practices to be superstitious and fraudulent, and far from the true essence of Buddhism. John Strong's book, by contrast, argues that relic veneration has played a serious and integral role in Buddhist traditions in South and Southeast Asia-and that it is in no way foreign to Buddhism. The book is structured around the life story of the Buddha, starting with traditions about relics of previous buddhas and relics from the past lives of the Buddha Sakyamuni. It then considers the death of the Buddha, the collection of his bodily relics after his cremation, and stories of their spread to different parts of Asia. The book ends with a consideration of the legend of the future parinirvana (extinction) of the relics prior to the advent of the next Buddha, Maitreya. Throughout, the author does not hesitate to explore the many versions of these legends and to relate them to their ritual, doctrinal, artistic, and social contexts.

The Panjábí Dictionary

The Panjábí Dictionary
Author: Maya Singh,Henry Martyn Clark
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1221
Release: 1895
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030389244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Roman-Urdu Journal

The Roman-Urdu Journal
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555065545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Singing Krishna

Singing Krishna
Author: A. Whitney Sanford
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2009-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780791473962
ISBN 13: 0791473961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Singing Krishna Book Review:

Introduces Paramanand, one of India’s poet-saints, his work, and this work’s use in ritual.

Folktales from Northern India

Folktales from Northern India
Author: William Crooke,Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 1576076989
ISBN 13: 9781576076989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Folktales from Northern India Book Review:

The first single volume collection of classic Hindi folktales by translators William Crooke and Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube. * Includes the original versions of over 350 Indian folktales collected in colonial India during the 1890s * Introduction by Sadhana Naithani provides an overview of William Crooke's methodology and translation practices

Tradition and Modernity in Bhakti Movements

Tradition and Modernity in Bhakti Movements
Author: Jayant Lele
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9789004063709
ISBN 13: 9004063706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Dar?an

Dar?an
Author: Diana L. Eck
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780231112659
ISBN 13: 0231112653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dar?an Book Review:

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. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means "seeing," is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga
Author: Sri Joseph M. Ketron
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN 10: 0595258549
ISBN 13: 9780595258543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Raja Yoga Book Review:

A must read for yoga practitioners whose chosen deity is Lord Christ.

A Smaller Hindustani and English Dictionary

A Smaller Hindustani and English Dictionary
Author: Duncan Forbes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 488
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C087118709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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