[ hahr-ee krish-nuh, har-ee ]
/ ˈhɑr i ˈkrɪʃ nə, ˈhær i /
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.
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Origin of Hare Krishna
from chanted phrase Hare Krishna! < Hindi harē kṛṣṇā O Krishna!
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British Dictionary definitions for hare krishna
/ (ˈhɑːrɪ ˈkrɪʃnə) /
a Hindu sect devoted to a form of Hinduism (Krishna Consciousness) based on the worship of the god Krishna
plural Hare Krishnas a member or follower of this sect
Word Origin for Hare Krishna
C20: from Hindi, literally: Lord Krishna (vocative): the opening words of a sacred verse often chanted in public by adherents of the movement
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Word Origin and History for hare krishna
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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