from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The abbreviation for International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a society founded in the US in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures. Groups of devotees engage in joyful chanting of "Hare Krishna" ("O Krishna!").
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- n. a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy
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