Hare Krishna


Hare Krishna
   Known in the west as ‘ISKCON’, (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (1966)), the Hare Krishna religion originated 500 years ago in India. Based on the Bhagavad Gita, it teaches that of the four ages in a 4,300,000 year cycle, our present is the most degraded. Thus of the three means of restoring people to their original state of [Krishna] consciousness (mental speculation, meditation yoga and devotional service) only the latter is feasible: hence the chanting of the holy names of the Godhead, ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama’. The religion was popularized by Beatle George Harrison, and its shaven-headed adherents, in saffron-coloured robes, were a familiar sight in Britain’s high streets in the 1960s and 1970s. More recently their visibility has declined.
   See also: Buddhism; Hinduism; Jainism
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  • Hare Krishna — 1968, title of a Hindu chant or mantra, from Hindi hare O God! + KRISHNA (Cf. Krishna), name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hare Krishna — ► NOUN ▪ a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a religious sect based on the worship of the Hindu god Krishna. ORIGIN Sanskrit, O Vishnu Krishna , a devotional chant …   English terms dictionary

  • Hare Krishna — [hä′rē krish′nə] n. [< Hindi Hari, one of the names of Vishnu + KRISHNA2] 1. a cult that holds certain Hindu beliefs and stresses devotion to Krishna: it was founded in the U.S. in 1966 2. a member of this cult …   English World dictionary

  • Hare Krishna — The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ( Great Mantra ), is a sixteen word Vaishnava mantra made well known outside of India by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as the Hare… …   Wikipedia

  • Hare Krishna — Altar des ISKCON Tempels in Berlin Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Krishna Bewusstsein (ISKCON, Kurzform von International Society for Krishna Consciousness), im Westen besser bekannt als Hare Krishna, ist eine von Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hare Krishna — Association internationale pour la conscience de Krishna Religions Védisme Brahmanisme Hindouisme Ajîvika …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hare Krishna — /hahr ee krish neuh, har ee/ a religious sect based on Vedic scriptures, whose followers engage in joyful congregational chanting of Krishna s name: founded in the U.S. in 1966. [from chanted phrase Hare Krishna! < Hindi hare krsna O Krishna!] *… …   Universalium

  • Hare Krishna — El término «Hare Krishna» significa: mantra Hare Krishna: oración hinduista en idioma sánscrito para adorar al dios Krisná; «los hare krishna»: expresión coloquial en Occidente, no utilizada en India, para nombrar a varios movimientos religiosos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hare Krishna — noun (plural Hare Krishna or Hare Krishnas) Etymology: from Hare Krishna, phrase in a chant, from Hindi hare Kṛṣṇa O Krishna! Date: 1969 a member of a religious group dedicated to the worship of the Hindu god Krishna …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hare Krishna — Hà·re Krì·shna agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv. TS relig. agg.inv., degli Hare Krishna | agg.inv., s.m. e f.inv., che, chi appartiene agli Hare Krishna | s.m.pl., spec. con iniz. maiusc., comunità religiosa di origine indiana che riunisce i devoti di… …   Dizionario italiano