- HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT
- the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS (ISKCON), founded on his arrival in America in 1965 by His Divine Grace SWAMI A. C. Bhaktivedanta PRABHUPADA, and one of the most visible of the NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS. Devotees sing, dance, sell records, books, or the magazine Back to Godhead, and wear saffron colored robes. The young men have their heads shaved, apart from a topknot with which they believe KRISHNA will pluck them up by when he rescues them at the time of the deliverance of the world. It is through the frequent chanting of their MANTRA--Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna--that the devotees have become popularly known as Hare Krishnas. The theological basis of the movement is the BHAGAVAD-GTA as translated by their Master.
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