a member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a religious sect based mainly in the US and other Western countries. Its devotees typically wear saffron robes, favour celibacy, practise vegetarianism, and chant mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna.
[mass noun] the sect to which Hare Krishnas belong; the International Society for Krishna Consciousness: [as modifier]:Hare Krishna temple
1960s: Sanskrit, literally 'O Vishnu Krishna', the words of a devotional chant
Hare Krishna in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of Hare Krishna in the US English dictionary