hare krishna


  1. 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.


  1. a Hindu sect devoted to a form of Hinduism (Krishna Consciousness) based on the worship of the god Krishna
  2. plural Hare Krishnas a member or follower of this sect

1968, title of a Hindu chant or mantra, from Hindi hare “O God!” + Krishna, name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu.

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