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Controversy over Hare Krishna procession
Title : Controversy over Hare Krishna procession Controversy over Hare Krishna procession
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Creator : Hunt, Arnold
Source : Central times
Date of creation : 1974
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 80 x 150 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Hare Krishna teaching has its roots in 5,000 years of Indian Vedic teaching, but the movement was officially established in 1966 in the US, when the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) was founded. It has become the best known expression of Hinduism in western society. Hare Krishna adherents began meeting in Adelaide in the 1970s, opening a vegetarian restaurant and temple in Frome Road. This later became Govinda's Restaurant in Hindley Street, and a temple was opened in Kilburn. Later 11,000 hectares were bought at Renmark to establish a community farm. The distinctive saffron robes, hand bells and chanting of followers became a feature of Rundle Mall in these years. However, in 1981 the hourly processions were curtailed due to disturbance to shoppers and an incident during the John Martin's Christmas Pageant.
Related names :

Adelaide (S. Aust.). Corporation

Christmas Pageant (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Govinda's Restaurant

International Society of Krishna Consciousness

John Martin & Co.

Coverage year : 1981
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Renmark (S. Aust.); Frome Road (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Hindley Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Rundle Mall (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
'Controls in the Mall' [editorial], Advertiser, 21 January 1982, p. 5
Hunt, Arnold, 'Strangers on the street', Central times, 21 March 1974, p. 9
'Krishnas can dance - to rules', Advertiser, 23 February 1982, p. 3
'Krishnas will appeal to Supreme Court', Advertiser, 1 May 1982, p. 8
'Krishnas will defy curbs on activities', Advertiser 24 February 1982, p. 8
The wonderful world of Hare Krishna in Australia, Sydney: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, ca. 1981



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