Hare Krishna (mantra)

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The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad, and which from the 15th century rose to importance in the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.wikipedia
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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

ChaitanyaSri ChaitanyaSri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad, and which from the 15th century rose to importance in the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
He popularised the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra and composed the Siksastakam (eight devotional prayers) in Sanskrit.

Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Gaudiya VaishnavaGaudiya VaishnavasGaudiya Vaisnava
According to Gaudiya Vaishnava theology, one's original consciousness and goal of life is pure love of the god Krishna.
Most popularly, this worship takes the form of singing Radha and Krishna's holy names, such as "Hare", "Krishna" and "Rama", most commonly in the form of the Hare Krishna (mantra), also known as kirtan.

Kali-Saṇṭāraṇa Upaniṣad

Kali-Santarana UpanishadKali-Saṇṭāraṇa
The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad, and which from the 15th century rose to importance in the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
For the Gaudiya Vaishnavas including ISKCON, the Hare Krishna maha-mantra also represents "transcendental sound" as the nature of the mantra is overwhelmingly qualified by Krishna and hence reciting it in "silence or in low volume" may not give the same effective feeling.

Vaishnavism

VaishnavaVaishnaviteVaishnavaite
The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad, and which from the 15th century rose to importance in the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Most popularly, this worship takes the form of singing Radha and Krishna's holy names, such as "Hare", "Krishna" and "Rama", most commonly in the form of the Hare Krishna (mantra), also known as kirtan.

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur PrabhupadaBhakti Siddhānta Sarasvatī ṬhākuraBhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a devotee of Krishna in disciplic succession, on the order of his guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, brought the teachings of Sri Chaitanya from Bharat (India) and single-handedly took the responsibility of spreading them around the Western world.
Under the direction of his father and spiritual preceptor, Bimala Prasad took initiation (diksha) into Gaudiya Vaishnavism from the Vaishnava ascetic Gaurakishora Dasa Babaji, receiving the name Shri Varshabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa (, "servant of Krishna, the beloved of Radha"), and dedicated himself to arduous ascetic discipline, recitation of the Hare Krishna mantra on beads (japa), and study of classical Vaishnava literature.

My Sweet Lord

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The Hare Krishna mantra appears in a number of famous songs, notably those by Boy George in "Bow Down Mister" by his band Jesus Loves You, the Beatles (in the lyrics of George Harrison and John Lennon), and has been at the No. 1 spot on the UK Singles Charts on more than one occasion, through Harrison's solo single "My Sweet Lord".
Harrison wrote "My Sweet Lord" in praise of the Hindu god Krishna, while intending the lyrics as a call to abandon religious sectarianism through his blending of the Hebrew word hallelujah with chants of "Hare Krishna" and Vedic prayer.

Hari

HareHáriSri Hari
"Hare" can be interpreted as either the vocative form of Hari, another name of Vishnu meaning "he who removes illusion".
In the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, Hari is a name of both Krishna or Vishnu, invoked in the Hare Krishna mantra (Hare is a vocative form of Harih, used in mahamantra).

Radha Krishna Temple

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Produced by Harrison, Radha Krishna Temple's recording "Hare Krishna Mantra" was issued as a single on the Beatles' Apple record label in 1969.
Among these recordings was "Hare Krishna Mantra", an international hit single in 1969 that helped popularise the Maha Mantra in the West.

Japa

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The mantra is repeated, either sung out loud (bhajan), congregationally (kirtan) or to oneself aloud or mentally (japa).
Hare Krishna (mantra)

Hair (musical)

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The hippie Broadway musical "Hair" has a song, "Hare Krishna" with the mantra in it, along with some additional lyrics.
"Be-In (Hare Krishna)" – Tribe

Vishnu Sahasranama

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In the hymn Vishnu Sahasranama spoken by Bhishma in praise of Krishna after the Kurukshetra War, Krishna is also called Rama.
Hare Krishna

Kirtan

sankirtankirtanasankirtana
The mantra is repeated, either sung out loud (bhajan), congregationally (kirtan) or to oneself aloud or mentally (japa).
Hare Krishna (mantra)

Allen Ginsberg

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Less well-known but equally relevant to fans of pop music culture are recordings of the Hare Krishna mantra by the Fugs on their 1968 album Tenderness Junction (featuring poet Allen Ginsberg), by Nina Hagen, and by Hüsker Dü on their 1984 album Zen Arcade.
He had started incorporating chanting the Hare Krishna mantra into his religious practice in the mid-1960s.

Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen BandCatharina "Nina" HagenThe Nina Hagen Band
Less well-known but equally relevant to fans of pop music culture are recordings of the Hare Krishna mantra by the Fugs on their 1968 album Tenderness Junction (featuring poet Allen Ginsberg), by Nina Hagen, and by Hüsker Dü on their 1984 album Zen Arcade.
In 1999, she released the devotional album Om Namah Shivay, which was distributed exclusively online and included an unadulterated musical version of the Hare Krishna mantra (in real life she believes that the Hindu incarnation of Lord Vishnu known as Krishna was 'the king of Jerusalem'.

Haridasa Thakur

Haridasa Thakur
Hare Krishna mantra appears originally in the [[Kali-Saṇṭāraṇa Upaniṣad|]]:

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Hare Krishna (mantra)

Mantra

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The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad, and which from the 15th century rose to importance in the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Bhakti movement

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The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad, and which from the 15th century rose to importance in the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Krishna

Lord KrishnaSri KrishnaShri Krishna
According to Gaudiya Vaishnava theology, one's original consciousness and goal of life is pure love of the god Krishna.

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaPrabhupadaSwami Prabhupada
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a devotee of Krishna in disciplic succession, on the order of his guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, brought the teachings of Sri Chaitanya from Bharat (India) and single-handedly took the responsibility of spreading them around the Western world. Since the 1960s, the mantra has been made well known outside India by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his movement, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as "the Hare Krishnas").

International Society for Krishna Consciousness

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Since the 1960s, the mantra has been made well known outside India by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his movement, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as "the Hare Krishnas").

Sanskrit

Skt.classical SanskritSanskrit language
The Hare Krishna mantra is composed of Sanskrit names in the singular vocative case: Hare, Krishna, and Rama (in Anglicized spelling).

Vocative case

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The Hare Krishna mantra is composed of Sanskrit names in the singular vocative case: Hare, Krishna, and Rama (in Anglicized spelling).

Stanza

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It is a poetic stanza in anuṣṭubh meter (A quatrain of four lines (pāda) of eight syllables with certain syllable lengths for some of the syllables).

Anuṣṭubh

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It is a poetic stanza in anuṣṭubh meter (A quatrain of four lines (pāda) of eight syllables with certain syllable lengths for some of the syllables).