Banaras has ratings and 19 reviews. Kecia said: Passport – checkIndian visa – checkVaccinations – checkAirline ticket – checkand now I KNOW wher. Diana L. Eck. This is the acclaimed study and interpretation of Banaras, the holy place of the Hindus. “In BANARAS, Diana Eck has written a notable book about this greatest of Indian pilgrimage sites Her brilliant, comprehensive book seems likely to.
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Glad to read your article. She beautifully brings out the yearning for Kashi that Shiva has and now all his devotees have.
Pooja rated it really liked it Feb 08, In all, Eci quite enjoyed what is definitely a very erudite and impassioned study of one of the world’s greatest cities. I have made a couple of more trips since then to Kashi including one for Panch Kroshi Yatra. Oct 05, Deepak Singhanwal rated it it ecl amazing. But a lot of it is details: The Panch Kroshi Yatra that I did makes far more sense now. Thanks for sharing the article.
Detailed Review – https: However, for people who are going to make the trip, and who, like me, are city-bred Hindus and are ignorant of much of what makes up the religion they follow, this is a much needed book.
And This is the longest I have have spent to read a book nearly 2 years Dec 16, H rated it it was amazing. Elias rated it really liked it Jun 23, Open Ciyy See a Problem?
Refresh and try again. She was reading this book, and we used it as a reference to locate some of the ancient temples in the lesser known areas of the city. Want to Read saving…. I knew a bit about the popular places of Varanasi but I came to know a lot more. And She brings alive many temples that no longer exist but has been described in various traveler accounts. She describes the rites of its temples, the busy life of its riverfront, and the exuberance of its festivals.
What is interesting is that from the point of view of history, she takes you to the original site of Kashi that lies north of the current city of Rck. Please enter your name here.
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Banaras: CITY OF LIGHT – Diana L. Eck – Google Books
Oct 08, Usha rated it it was amazing. You have entered an incorrect email address! You want to see the original temples at Jnan Vyapi and Panchganga Ghat. Every other pilgrim site of India has its own space in Kashi. Apr 18, Geoffrey Cobb rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 13, Chris Lemig rated it really liked it. This book is an achievement and is a scholarly journal covering the history of the most important city on the face of earth. Rather dry but incredibly detailed, and presumably well re-searched, this provided me with more information about Banares than I could ever want, or need, to know.
Banaras’s beliefs and mythic concepts are a great place to start learning about what constitutes ‘Hinduism’, what makes it such an all-encompassing and uniquely liberal and receptive religion. You wonder where the so-called Anand Van is?
Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck
Wherever that place is, it is the place where one is able to see into the true nature of things. Shambuka Rama Three tales retold od Mukunda Rao. To ask other readers questions about Banarasplease sign up.
She is also the director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard. You wonder where all those lakes are and you wonder if the Manikarnika Kund was as small with so many legends attached to it. She presented the dkana of India as I had never seen it.
It also traces the Buddhism and Jainism along with other unconventional paths of Hinduism like Aghora.
Banaras, City of Light – Diana L. Eck – Google Books
So, I knew her research would be impeccable. I would rate this book daina on a scale of City of Light Diana L. India has a huge heritage history. It is a year-long celebration where at the end of the year we just come back to the beginning — for the next cycle.
It is eternal, ever intact and is virtually indestructible.
Recommended to anyone traveling to Bararas the holy city of the Hindus in the near future. It was a joy to know.
Later on, her discourse is completely soaked in Indian ethos for Kashi. My first rendezvous with this book was in December when my friend Hema and me spent a week in Varanasi. I learned much, much about Hinduism via geographical, architectural and historical details about one of the spiritual centers. If you wan tto know about The city, there is no other scripture you would need.
Nitant Pandey rated it really liked it Jan 25,