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Hare Krishna in popular
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Contributions to popular culture
involving direct reference to the Hare Krishna mantra, or the Hare Krishna
movement include the following.
After coming in contact
with the Hare Krishnas in 1969, some of the Beatles took an interest in the movement. This interest is
reflected in songs recorded by the band and its members.
- The Hare Krishna mantra can be heard sung by George Harrison in the
backing vocals of his song "My Sweet Lord" (1970), and the track "Living in the Material World"
(1973) contains the lyrics: "I hope to get out of this place by the
Lord Sri Krishna's grace. My salvation
from the material world." Other Harrison songs that reference Krishna
include "It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna)" (1974), "Sat Singing" (1980) and "Life
Itself" (1981). Harrison also chanted the Hare Krishna mantra when he was
attacked by a man who broke into his home on 30 December 1999. Harrison survived
the knife attack, and continued to praise Krishna for the remainder of his life.
Of the four Beatles members, only Harrison was actually a Krishna devotee, and
after he posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009, his son
Dhani Harrison uttered
out the phrase "Hare Krishna" during the ceremony.
- The mantra was
released as a single by the Radha Krishna Temple (London) in August 1969 on The
Beatles' Apple label.
The single, like the 1971 Radha Krsna Temple album,
was produced by George Harrison.
- The words "Hare
Krishna" are included in the lyrics of some of John Lennon's songs also, such as "Give Peace a
Chance" (1969) and "I Am the Walrus" (1967). They can also be heard
in the backing vocals of Ringo
Starr's 1971 hit "It Don't Come Easy", which was again
produced by Harrison and co-written by Starr and him (although originally
credited to Starr only).
- A year and a half
after Lennon's apparent adoption of the phrase in "Give Peace a Chance", his
song "I Found Out" (from
1970's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
album) contains a verse on Hare Krishna, dismissing it as "pie in the
- The mantra is used as
lyrics in the 1967 musical Hair, in the song "Be-In."
- Jazz clarinetist Tony Scott
released a song entitled "Homage to Lord Krishna" on his 1967 album, and a song
entitled "Hare Krishna [Hail Krishna]" on his 1968 album Music
for Yoga Meditation and Other Joys.
- The Fugs recorded "Hare Krishna" with Allen Ginsberg on their
1968 album Tenderness
- Tom Paxton briefly references the Hare Krishna chant
in a song of his from 1968 entitled, "Talking Vietnam Potluck Blues".
- Marc Bolan of T.Rex frenetically sings
"Hare Krishna" on the song "Frowning Atahuallpa" from the 1968 album My
People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear
Stars on Their Brows.
- Bill Oddie recorded a parody in 1970 entitled "Harry
Krishna" as the B-side to his "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at". After leading
a group in chanting the traditional mantra, they proceed to chant puns such as
"Hare Secombe", "Harevederci Roma" and
"Hare Corbett, Sweep and Sooty".
- Alice Coltrane included
"Hare Krishna" on her 1971 album Universal Consciousness, and on her
1976 album Radha-Krsna
- Fleetwood Mac included
"Hare Krishna" on their song Miles Away
- Marion Williams
included "Hare Krishna" on her 1971 album Standing Here Wondering Which Way
- Ruth Copeland included
"Hare Krishna" on her 1971 album I Am What I Am.
- Stevie Wonder included the
Hare Krishna mantra (sung by members of the Hare Krishna movement) as backing
vocals in his song "Pastime Paradise" from the 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life.
- Nina Hagen included the Hare Krishna mantra in her
song "I Love Paul" from the 1983 disco-punk Fearless album. 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 God known as Krishna was "the king of
- Hüsker Dü's track "Hare Krsna", from the
1984 album Zen Arcade, is a song about a
female member of the Hare Krishna movement. It references the Hare Krishna
- Rapper KRS-One was influenced by the Hare
Krishna movement as a young man. His name derives from "Krishna".
- In their 1990 album DAAS Icon, Australian musical comedians the Doug Anthony
All Stars featured a track titled "Krishna". The song presents a comedic
take on the Hare Krishnas, but caused the album to be briefly banned in Britain
due to a line about getting "Krishna and his shotgun to join the IRA."
- Boy George's track "Bow Down Mister" from 1991
includes the Hare Krishna mantra and other references to the Hare Krishnas.
George was openly involved with the Hare Krishna movement, and members of ISKCON appeared in
several of his stage performances.
- Kula Shaker include various Vedic mantras and names of Krishna in their songs, especially in the track "Govinda" from 1996. Lead-singer Crispian Mills named
their band after the Vaishnava saint, Kulashekhara.
- Placebo have included the
mantra in a song called "Hare Krishna", a 1996 b-side to the "36 Degrees" single.
- The Hare Krishna
mantra makes a short appearance in the Jedi Mind Tricks song "Books of Blood: The
Coming of Tan" on their 1997 album The
Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human
- Tenacious D created a song they played live about
the Hare Krishnas, called "Hare Krishna".
- The Auteurs have a song called "Sick of Hari
Krisna" on their 1999 album How I Learned to Love the
Bootboys, in which the title is sung repeatedly.
- Lee "Scratch"
Perry included the Hare Krishna mantra in the song "Congratulations" on his
2002 album Jamaican E.T., as well
as a song entitled "Baby Krishna" on his 2004 album Panic in Babylon.
- Animal Collective's
song "Kids on Holiday" from the 2004 album Sung Tongs makes reference to a "boy who's a
Krishna" and who has "books to help you."
- When recreating Eric Clapton's 1964 Gibson ES-335 for
production in 2005, there was a Hare Krishna sticker which had been given to him
by George Harrison
on the back of the headstock that was reproduced on the 2005 models.
Corporation have a track entitled "Hare Krsna" (featuring Seu Jorge) on their album Radio
Retaliation, which was nominated for Best Recording Package
Grammy in 2008.
- Goldblade recorded their Christmas single in 2008,
"City Of Christmas Ghosts," which incorporated the "Hare Krishna" mantra sung by
- The Pretenders include a
verse about Krishna and reference the mantra in the lyrics to "Boots of Chinese
Plastic" on the 2008 album Break Up the Concrete.
- The Hold Steady
reference it in their 2010 song "Barely Breathing": "After the show I spoke with
the singer. And he tried to hand me a packet about Hare Krishna. I said you've
got to be kidding."
- In 2011,Sir Ivan released a hit single named "Hare Krishna" which contained
the Hare Krishna mantra.
In the 1980s, several
bands and individuals from the punk-related straight edge subculture took interest in the Hare Krishna
doctrines, leading to a number of prominent straight edgers becoming official
members of the movement. Due to the influence of a Hare Krishna named Larry
Pugliese, Krishna Consciousness found its way into
the New York hardcore scene in the mid
1980s and became known as Krishnacore. Pugliese established
a house in nearby northern New
Jersey for fellow devotees to live in, and sponsored free food distribution
Square Park) and clothing drives as well as concerts for the punks and skinheads hanging out in what was then
a rough and tough Lower
included John Joseph and Harley Flanagan of the
band Cro-Mags, Ray Cappo of Youth of Today, and Vic DiCara, former guitarist for Los Angeles band Inside Out, who established quite
possibly the most famous of all of the newly dubbed bands, namely 108. Krishnacore bands
sing about Krishna and Krishna
Consciousness the same way that a Christian band would sing about Jesus. Other notable Hare Krishna punk and hardcore
musicians include: Shelter, Cro-Mags, Run Devil Run, Request Denied, Poly Styrene and Lora Logic of X-Ray Spex. In 2011,Sir Ivan
released a single named "Hare Krishna".
- Hare Rama Hare Krishna
(1971), a Hindi movie which centers around the hippie invasion of Kathmandu, Nepal. The film also features the Hindi hit song "Dum Maro Dum",
which includes the chant "Hare Krishna Hare Ram".
- In The Laughing Policeman
(1973), after Walter
Matthau's character leaves a strip club following his interrogation of the
club owner, Hare Krishnas are singing and dancing the mantra and a group member
approaches Matthau and is briefly seen conversing with him and presenting him
- In the John
Waters movie Female Trouble
(1974), Taffy (Mink Stole)
returns home and announces she is joining the "Hare Krishna people", and Dawn
(Divine) warns her she will kill her if she does.
Later, Dawn performs several crimes including knocking her daughter unconscious
with a chair and later killing her for becoming a Hare Krishna.
- In the film Audrey Rose
(1977) the entire premise of the film is based upon Hare Krishna philosophy and
there are more references to Hare Krishna is this film than any other film made
- In the Cheech & Chong
movie Up in Smoke (1978), police
detectives attempt to infiltrate a battle of the
bands contest dressed in robes taken from a group of Hare Krishnas.
- The hippie-themed Hair (1967)
contains the whole Hare Krishna chant as a song, and in the Miloš Forman film Hair (1979), Hare Krishna followers are
depicted dancing about at a be-in.
- In Dawn of the Dead (1978), a Hare Krishna
zombie is seen throughout several scenes. Its bizarre appearance made it one of
the more memorable zombies in the film, and it led to NECA producing
an action figure of it in its "Cult Classics" line. The character can also be
seen in the 2004 movie remake.
- Hare Krishnas have
been on the receiving end of several jokes in ZAZ comedy films including The
Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) and Airplane! (1980).
- In The Muppet Movie,
Hare Krishna becomes a sort of a running gag, in three places: First, Dom
DeLuise is lost in the swamp, runs into Kermit the Frog, and says "You, with the
banjo, can you help me? I have lost my sense of direction!" to which Kermit
replies, "Oh, uh, have you tried Hare Krishna?" Second, in the El Sleezo Cafe,
upon seeing Fozzie's act, Kermit says "this guy's lost." To which the waiter
behind him says, "Maybe he should try Hare Krishna." As he walks away Kermit
says "Good grief, it's a running gag." Finally, when Kermit and Fozzie stop by
the church where the Electric Mayhem is set up, the sign outside says "Lost?
Have you tried Rev. Harry Krishna."
- In Roller Boogie (1979), one character throws in
the towel and becomes a Hare Krishna to forget disco music and roller skating
after learning that the roller boogie contest is going to be canceled.
- In Airplane! (1980), two Hare Krishna devotees are
asked to contribute to "The Church of Religious Consciousness." Their dead-pan
reply "We gave at the office."
- In Stripes (1981), John (Bill Murray) and Russell (Harold Ramis) get their hair trimmed, while Ox (John Candy) exits completely
bald, holding his cut hair in his hands and looking astonished. Russell jokes
around and starts dancing and singing, "Hare Krishna!"
- In Time Bandits (1981), a picture of Jagannath is shown on the boy's
bedroom wall. When the characters are running from the "Supreme Being",
Jagannath is in front of them. The movie was produced by Terry Gilliam, George Harrison, and
- In The Devil and Max Devlin (1981), a
hits and kills the main character. The Hare Krishna devotees jump out of the
van, surround the man who is dying, and perform a kirtan while the camera pans over their stricken
- In Blade Runner (1982), Hare Krishna devotees
appear performing sankirtan in a short segment during a street scene.
- In They Call Me Bruce? (1982), Hare
Krishna devotees are depicted.
- In The Karate Kid (1984), Daniel claps
two sanders together and sings "Hare Krishna".
- In Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Woody Allen's character
considers joining the Hare Krishnas in his search for God.
- In Relentless, stand-up comedian
Bill Hicks refers to the Hare
Krishna followers as "the fifth largest army in the world".
- In Miami Blues
(1990), the lead character (played by Alec Baldwin) breaks the finger of a Hare Krishna
in the Miami airport, causing him to go
into shock and die, and this leads to the police search for Baldwin's character.
- In Even Cowgirls Get the
Blues (1993), there is a scene in which Bonanza Jellybean (Rain Phoenix) says to Sissy
Hankshaw (Uma Thurman), "Did
you realize that cowgirls have been around for many centuries?
Long before America. In
ancient India the
care of the cattle was always left up to young women they called gopis. Being alone with the cows all the time, the gopis
got awfully horny,
just like we do here. Every gopi was in love with Krishna, a good-looking young god who played the flute
like it was going out of style. When the moon was full, this Krishna would play
his flute by a river and call the gopis to him. Then he would multiply himself
sixteen thousand times - one for each gopi - and make love to each one the way she most
desired. There they were, sixteen thousand gopis balling Krishna on the river
bank, and the energy of their merging was so great that it created a huge
oneness, a total union of love, and it was God. Wow! Quite a picture, huh?"
- In National Lampoon's Senior
Trip (1995), one of the characters, Herbert Jones, becomes a Hare
Krishna after graduating high school.
- In Girl, Interrupted (1999), the Hare
Krishna movement is briefly mentioned. When asked what her plans are after
graduation, Winona Ryder's
character responds, "I'm going to join the Krishnas". Her classmate replies,
"Hare Krishna? That's interesting, actually."
- In the first of the
Destination trilogy (2000), in the first scene, the Hare Krishnas are
encountered in an airport, foreboding the tragic events that follow.
- A scene in Osmosis Jones (2001) contains a small group
of cells chanting Hare Krishna. This is barely noticeable, but present.
- In Dickie Roberts: Former Child
Star (2003), one of the characters at the end is shown joining the Hare
Krishna movement. They use footage of Srila Prabhupada arriving
somewhere, and use an arrow to point to the character as being in the crowd.
- In Jersey Girl (2004), when Maya asks
Ollie to lunch, she says, "C'mon, you're ruining my karma level", Ollie responds with "You're trying to get
square with Krishna?", to which she replies, "Hare Hare".
- My Summer of Love
(2004) features (in 20th-21st minute) the "Hare Krishna Hare Ram" song from Hare Rama Hare Krishna
- Aaron Naumann, a
character in the film Bee Season (2005), becomes a Hare Krishna
after rejecting Judaism.
- In Children of Men (2006), someone is heard
chanting the Hare Krishna mantra as Kee walks by astonished soldiers and
refugees with her baby, the first child born in more than eighteen years.
- In Once (film) (2006), Hare Krishna devotees can
be seen very briefly in a street scene near the beginning of the film.
- In Across the Universe (2007), when
the song of the same name reaches the Sanskrit phrase "Jai guru deva om", Hare Krishnas walk
down a subway train that is passing the train Jude is on.
- In Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), an Indian Bollywood film, the song "Bhool
Bhulaiyaa" contains lyrics such as "Hare Krishna Hare Ram" portrayed on Akshay Kumar.
- In Religulous (2008), Hare Krishna devotees can be
seen very briefly during a montage sequence near the beginning of the
- Allen Ginsberg appeared
on William F. Buckley, Jr.'s show Firing Line on September 3, 1968, and sang the
Krishna mantra as he played dolefully on a harmonium. Buckley commented that it was "the most
unharried Krishna I've ever heard."
- In an episode of Lou
Grant (episode #18, "Sect", February 6, 1978), Charlie's son joins the
Hare Krishna movement, taking the name "Vishnu das".
- Hare Krishnas have
been mentioned and/or parodied a number of times on the comedy show Saturday Night
Live. For example, "Christmas Tree Salesman" Season 4 Episode 75
(December 16, 1978), "Al
Franken becomes a Hare Krishna" Season 4 Episode 86 (May 26, 1979), "Robin Williams'
Monologue" Season 13 Episode 242 (January 23, 1988), and "The Penis Measuring
Machine" Season 20 Episode 382 (March 25, 1995).
- On The Wonder Years episode "Faith", the
narrator says "once upon a time, our country was founded on faith". Devotees on
sankirtan were shown, among a variety of other spiritual adherents (Season 3,
Episode 18. March 27, 1990). Devotees on sankirtan were also shown in a montage
of video clips from the 1970s in the episode "Triangle" as the narrator said
"unexpected happenings" (Season 5, episode 6. November 6, 1991).
- On In Living Color, Jim Carrey played a Hare Krishna in a sketch called
"Krishna Cop" (Season 3, Episode 9, December 6, 1991).
- In the episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Subway"
(Season 3, Episode 30, January 8, 1992) the character George is robbed of all his clothes by a woman
and enters Monk's Cafe wrapped in bedsheets. A patron mocks
him by shouting, "Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!" and George responds, "How'd you
like a Hare Krishna fist down your throat, you little punk?"
- In The Simpsons episode entitled "Homer and Apu" (Season 5,
Episode 94, February 10, 1994), after seeing Christians singing in an Indian
airport, a Hare Krishna devotee remarks "Oh, great — Christians". Also, in the
episode "The Joy of
Sect" (Season 9, Episode 191, February 8, 1998) a Hare Krishna devotee asks
Bart if he's ever heard of Krishna Consciousness. In reply to which Homer says,
"This, Bart, is a crazy man!"
- Mad TV included a sketch called "Krishna Rock"
(Season 1, Episode 105, November 11, 1995). The skit takes place at an airport
where four Hare Krishnas in orange robes are chanting and dancing when one of
them decides to leave the group for a girl but ends up begging to be allowed
back in the group.
- In the episode of South Park entitled "Starvin' Marvin in Space" (Season 3,
Episode 44, November 17, 1999) there's a scene involving Mr. Garrison telling
his class that, "The Hare Krishnas are totally gay." The second act starts with
the four main characters (Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Kenny
McCormick) in their classroom at South Park Elementary. The scene opens, and
reveals that we've come upon the class as a lecture is being finished. "And so,
children, that's why Hare Krishnas are totally gay." Mr. Garrison tells his
students, immediately before two CIA agents come into the classroom to take the
boys in for questioning. Also, on the episode "Super Best Friends" (Season 5, Episode 69,
July 4, 2001), Krishna is featured as
a member of the "Super Best Friends", a crime fighting team of religious
figures, along with Jesus, Joseph Smith, Muhammad, Buddha, Laozi, Moses, and
- There is a reference
to Hare Krishnas in That '70s Show,
when Kitty found the
devotees to be so nice that she almost got into their van with them.
- Hare Krishna is
referred to in the medical sitcom Scrubs, in the episode entitled "My Own
American Girl" (Season 3, Episode 47, Production code 301, October 2, 2003), Dr.
Bob Kelso complains that his
son, Harrison, was "kicked out of the Hare Krishna sect for being too much of a
hippie". Also, in the episode entitled "My Chopped Liver" (Season 5, Episode
110, Production code 517, April 4, 2006) when J.D. shaves his head.
- In the HBO miniseries
Angels in America (2003),
there is a scene with Hare Krishnas singing on the sidewalk below Prior's
- Comedian Ross Noble devoted a portion his
show Unrealtime (2003) to discussing an encounter he once had with some
Krishnas, a tramp and a London bus.
- On the House, M.D.
episode entitled "Cursed" (Season 1, Episode 13, March 1, 2005), Dr. House tells his young
charge Dr. Chase
concerning the latter's father, "You breeze by him like he's a Hare Krishna at
- Stand-up comedian and
television presenter Russell
Brand is often heard saying "Hare Krishna" upon his exit from a show or
venue. For example, on the UK Big Brother show Big
Brother's Big Mouth, Brand ends every show with the phrase "Hare
Krishna." Brand has been a vegetarian since the age of 14, and his
abandonment of drugs and alcohol was done with the help of the Hare Krishnas,
to whom he feels "indebted". He was reported to
have met a Hare Krishna ISKCON guru Radhanath Swami and
- Bree Van de Kamp, in
the 12th Episode
of Season 7 of Desperate
Housewives, remarks that she'd rather shave her head and join the Hare
Krishnas than help Beth Young.
- In a fifth-season
episode of Mad Men ("Christmas Waltz," May
20, 2012), set in late 1966, it is revealed that the character Paul Kinsey
(played by Michael
Gladis) has joined the Hare Krishna movement. He is depicted as having
shaved his head and participates in early ISKCON meetings
led by Prabhupada in New York
- Tom Wolfe includes a description of the Hare Krishnas
along with the Maha Mantra in his book the The Electric Kool-Aid Acid
- In the comic strip Bloom County (1986), a Hare Krishna devotee
asks Opus the
Penguin for some money, but Opus misunderstands "Prayer Temples for Hare
Krishnas" as "Pear pimples for hairy fishnuts!", causing the Hare Krishna to
say, "Just cough up some dough, Mac!" Berkeley Breathed wrote in one of the
Bloom County books that the reaction was so overwhelmingly strong he made
Opus a permanent member of the cast.
- In The Face on the Milk Carton
series (1990), Hannah, Janie's kidnapper, is a Hare Krishna. The movement is
described within the first book in the context of a cult.
- In The Tax Inspector (1991) by Booker Prize author
Carey, one of the main characters, Johnny, is a Hare Krishna.
- The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra
appears in Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy (1994).
- In the novel Bee Season (2000) by Myla Goldberg, the character Aaron Naumann joins
the local ISKCON
temple after rejecting Judaism.
In video games
- In Zak McKracken and the Alien
Mindbenders (1987), Zak is approached by a Hare Krishna devotee, and sold a
book called, How to Raise Your Consciousness and Lower Your Golf Scores!.
This book can later be given to the guard in Katmandu to be allowed to approach a Guru, and then to an airport bum, causing him to become a
- In Leisure
Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (1988), Larry Laffer approaches 2
Hare Krishna devotees in the airport, who are actually KGB agents (said to be "KGB-ishnas"). They leave the scene
if Larry gives them a flower.
- In Grand Theft Auto (1997), the text
"GOURANGA!" is displayed whenever
the player runs over a group of Hare Krishnas, who are occasionally featured as
pedestrians. They are again featured in Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) as one of the
gangs the player can work for.
- In Man
Payne 3 (2012), Max Payne tells his story when he saw the police "These
bastards made the NYPD look like the Hare Krishnas"
- A 2001 advertising
campaign for Kit Kat chocolates in
the United Kingdom
depicted Daleks (from Doctor Who) chasing people on the street saying,
in the standard Dalek tones, "Give us a cuddle!" while the final shot had Daleks
following a group of Hare Krishna
devotees, chanting "Peace and love!" The advertisement concluded with the Kit
Kat slogan "Have a break, have a Kit Kat," implying that the Daleks were having
a break from their habitual killing.
- The Hare (computer
virus), also known as "Hare.7610", "Krsna" and "HD Euthanasia", infected MS-DOS and Windows 95 machines in August 1996. The virus was
set to read the system date of the computer and activate on August 22 and
September 22, at which time it would erase the hard disk in the computer and
display the following message: "HDEuthanasia by Demon Emperor: Hare Krsna,
- Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., mentioned the Hare Krishnas during his
speech at Stanford University on June 12, 2005: "I
had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going
to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents
had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would
all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of
the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the
required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that
looked interesting. It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I
slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢
deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles (11 km) across town
every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I
loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and
intuition turned out to be priceless later on."
- Russell Brand says "Hare
Krishna" several times when confronted by the press after the Andrew Sachs issue
in October 2008.