There is something very backward about this. If "hare krishna" is like saying "ave maria", then shouldn't the article be Krishna? the Hare part being a subset?— Unsigned, by: WaitingforGodot / talk / contribs
- I thought about the same thing, but I do not really get it. All I can do is describe a bit about Krishna's character, but I am not sure if this should just be called Krishna and leave the "hare" out. Feredir28 (talk) 20:51, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
- Flip the topics, make karishna first, hare second, and then relocate. at least that's what i'd do.GodotThe Peyote God awaits 20:53, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Can we not say that Hindus believe Krishna/Vishnu to be the Godhead please?
Like all religions that have a lot of followers and have been practiced for several hundreds of years, Hinduism has denominations. Vaishnavism is the denomination that believes that Vishnu is the Godhead but there are 3 other major denominations who believe the Godhead is someone else. Those denominations (in no particular order) are Shaivism (believe that Shiva, the destroyer of the universe, is the Godhead), Shaktism (believe the Godhead is Adi Parashakti who is the personification of Shakti aka feminity. This is the denomination I follow btw), and the Smarta tradition/Smartism (compared to the other denominations, Smarta is the most polytheistic which means their Godhead varies depending on the person). Due to Hinduism's lack of dogma, denominations typically aren't sectarian but we still don't like it when people say things like "wow so you worship that elephant god! Isn't that kinda weird though?" which is offensive to both Hindus who do worship him and Hindus who don't (his name is Ganesha if you were curious). Sorry about the rant but still, it really isn't accurate. RationalHindu (talk)