Hare Krishnas

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Once considered a cult due to the odd dress of orange (similar to Buddhist monk attire) and the shaved heads with a lock of hair. The Hare Krishnas would descend upon airports in an effort to raise money for their faith and the members are worked extremely hard while convinced to exist in total isolation from their families. All of these characteristics would point to this group as a cult, not from the Christian faith but from the Hindu faith. It was only upon visiting the Hare Krishna headquarters (ISKON temple) in India that I would discover that among Hindus, the Hare Krishnas are mainly considered a “sect” and not a Hindu cult. However, in the West, the Hare Krishnas are considered a cult.