India: A Sacred Geography
Harmony/Rodale, 27/03/2012 - 576 من الصفحات
In India: A Sacred Geography, renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sacred pilgrimages that India’s very sense of nation has emerged.
No matter where one goes in India, one will find a landscape in which mountains, rivers, forests, and villages are elaborately linked to the stories of the gods and heroes of Indian culture. Every place in this vast landscape has its story, and conversely, every story of Hindu myth and legend has its place. Likewise, these places are inextricably tied to one another—not simply in the past, but in the present—through the local, regional, and transregional practices of pilgrimage.
India: A Sacred Geography tells the story of the pilgrim’s India. In these pages, Diana Eck takes the reader on an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country –its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places of pilgrimage from the ground up, with their stories, connections and layers of meaning, she acutely examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been deeply inscribed in the land itself. Ultimately, Eck shows us that from these networks of pilgrimage places, India’s very sense of region and nation has emerged. This is the astonishing and fascinating picture of a land linked for centuries not by the power of kings and governments, but by the footsteps of pilgrims.
India: A Sacred Geography offers a unique perspective on India, both as a complex religious culture and as a nation. Based on her extensive knowledge and her many decades of wide-ranging travel and research, Eck's piercing insights and a sweeping grasp of history ensure that this work will be in demand for many years to come.
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As we shall see in Chapter 4, through the asceticism and prayers of the sage—king Bhagiratha, she agreed to descend from heaven to earth to raise the dead ancestors of the solar kings of Ayodhya. To break the force of her fall, ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - RajivC - LibraryThing
I approached this book with a skeptical mind mind, and some small measure of curiosity. I was soon hooked onto the book, and it was very clear that Diana Eck approached the subject with a lot of ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
INDIA: A Sacred Geographyمعاينة المستخدمين - Kirkus
A far-reaching exploration of the spiritual geography and sacred spaces of India.With its hundreds of disparate peoples connected by a shared conception of place, India is, in the words of statesman ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
Rose APPLE ISLAND INDIA IN THE LOTUS OF THE WORLD
THE GANGĀ AND THE RIVERS OF INDIA
Shivas LIGHT IN THE LAND OF INDIA
SHAKTI THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE BODY OF THE GODDESS
VISHNU ENDLESS AND DESCENDING
THE LAND AND STORY OF KRISHNA
THE RĀMĀYANA ON THE LANDSCAPE OF INDIA
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