Hare Krishnas


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A popular name for the group International Society for Krishna Consciousness (abbreviated ISKCON), devotees of Krishna, founded in 1966 by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (born 1896, died 1977). They are called thus because of their frequent public chanting of the words "Hare Krishna".

See also: Krishna

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Tarakanatha insists that they do not hide anything from the public about being Hare Krishnas - in fact they encourage discussion about their faith.
com)-- One of the most misunderstood religious groups in the world would likely be the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, often referred to as Hare Krishnas.
Was her point that the molestation of children by Catholic priests was not such a big, deal because the Episcopalians and Hare Krishnas were also doing it?
The Hare Krishnas take a similar approach on their farm at Bhaktivedanta Manor, near Watford, in Herefordshire.
The Hare Krishnas were one of a number of Hindu cults which made the journey from East to West in the 1960s and 1970s, bringing with them yoga and meditation, vegetarianism and josticks.
The reclusive Hare Krishnas the Falconer-Pughs visit Magaluf, while Sharon and Harry Foster (above) go on a trekking holiday in India.
The precepts and practices of the Hare Krishnas were taught and codified in Bengal by the fifteenth century religious reformer Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his principle associates, the Six Goswamis of Vrindavana.
The decree cited the Hare Krishnas and Jehovah's Witnesses as examples of nontraditional groups and Hizb ut-Tahrir as an example of an extremist organization.
Devotees of maharishis abounded all over the states, as those readers old enough to remember being accosted at airports by flower-proferring, saffron-robed, barefooted Hare Krishnas et al can attest.
A few years ago the Hare Krishnas tried to sell the island, with its stately victorian house, for pounds 1.