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Noun: Hare Krishna  hehr krish-nu
  1. A chant to the Hindu god Krishna
     
  2. A religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of 'Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy
    - International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON
     
  3. Worshipper of Krishna and member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Derived forms: Hare Krishnas

Type of: chant, Hindoo, Hindu, religious order, religious sect, sect

Part of: Hindooism, Hinduism

Encyclopedia: Hare Krishna