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 Krishna; from 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 Hari&hlowdot;, 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;a&hlowdot;, Krishna; see Krishna1.