Hollywood's take on the Krishna's. During the 1970s and 1980s Hare Krishnas were a very integral part of society. Devotees were daily in public performing Sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra and distributing S
This BBC documentary on the life of the Hare Krishna devotees at ISKCON's Soho Street temple in London was produced as part of a series on cults in the UK in the 1980s. It is a very good historical documentation on the lifestyle of ISKCON d
In the 1980s Russia, under communist rule, punished its citizens who chose to practice religion and they were particularly brutal with Hare Krishna devotees. The Russians locked many Hare Krishna devotees, including children, in prisons and
Australian television has always had a great interest in the Hare Krishna movement. Here, in 1982, one of the oldest Krishna TV clips we have, the 9 Network had Dhrstadumnya Swami playing his sitar and that was newsworthy at the time.
In 1986 EMI Records in Australia signed up a new group for their record label to take its place among their other artists like AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles... Prahlada and the Krishna Kids...
In wealthy Western countries the Hare Krishnas austere monastic life appears strange and unappealing but some wonder if they're really seeking a better life or hiding from reality. Australian television reporters have been trying to unders
During the 1980s in America vegetarianism became very popular. In most families at least someone was becoming a vegetarian. In their quest for physical and psychological wellbeing hundreds of millions of Americans changed their diets and in
In 1971, under the pretext of meeting with Professor Kotovisk, an Indologist from Moscow’s U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences, Srila Prabhupada accompanied by two of his disciples, Syamasundara and Aravinda, embarked into a dangerous mission to s
Ecataic realizations of young American Hare Krishna book distributors in 1987. The 1980s was a turbulent decade for the Hare Krishna Movement in America. There was a lot of bad publicity, some caused by overly enthusiastic book distributio