Hare KrishnaHa·re Krish·na
- a cult that holds certain Hindu beliefs and stresses devotion to Krishna: it was founded in the U.S. in 1966
- a member of this cult
Origin of Hare Krishnafrom Hindi Hari, one of the names of Vishnu + Krishna
- A chant to the Hindu god Krishna.
- Informal a. A member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, founded in the United States in 1966.b. The society itself.
Origin of Hare KrishnaFrom the chant Hare Krishna Sanskrit Hare vocative of Harih a name of Vishnu ( from hari- yellow-green, tawny yellow ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.)Sanskrit K&rlowdot;&slowdot;&nlowdot;a vocative of K&rlowdot;&slowdot;&nlowdot;ah Krishna ; see Krishna 1.