The Hare Krishna Explosion

This is the index to the Contents of “The Hare Krishna Explosion” by Hayagriva dasa. We have posted it here almost in its entirety. This index will give you immediate access to the chapters by clicking on the following underlined links.

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The Hare Krishna Explosion
The Birth of Krishna Consciousness in America 1966 – 1969
by Hayagriva dasa


Note and Preface

Part I: New York, 1966

1) Visitor from Calcutta
2) Transcendental Invitations
3) Who Is Crazy?
4) Second Avenue Fire Sacrifice
5) The Hare Krishna Explosion
6) Back to Godhead

Part II: San Francisco, 1967

7) Swami in Hippieland
8) Flowers for Lord Jagannatha
9) Mad After Krishna
10) Soul Struck
11) San Francisco Rathayatra
12) Passage to India

Part III: New Vrindaban, 1968-1969

13) Enter, Srila Prabhupada
14) New Vrindaban, West Virginia
15) Seven Temples on Seven Hills
16) Krishna, The Flower-bearing Spring
17) The Guru and The Poet
18) Paramhansa in the Hills

Glossary of Non-English Words
The Author

From Back Cover:

“Racy, eyewitness reporting on the explosive birth of spiritual consciousness in America. As a teacher, Prabhupada was fearless, patient and masterful.”
James Quina, Ph.D.
College of Education, Wayne State University

“This is a joyful, intimate chronicle of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s founding of the International Hare Krishna Movement, frawn from the daily notebooks of his senior editor. Its lively, immediate style verbally films the grandfatherly “Swamiji,” the bhakti-yoga master from India, as he shepherds his American flock through the turbulent, rebellious, zany, hippy counter-culture of the sixties, The scenes: New Yorks’s Lower East Side, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, and Prabhupada’s won New Vrindaban Community in West Virgina hills, Here at last is a dramatic, on-the-spot portrait of a perfected holyman and his first disciples, revealing that even today the founding of a new religious consciousness is based on faith in a mahatma, a great soul.”

“The Personality of Srila Prabhupada is certainly evoked in these pages. Hayagriva has captured the exciting spirit of the wonderful, innocent days of the Krishna consciousness movement as it expanded personally from His Divine Grace….”
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami

“Spiritual India meets hedonist America. Cross-culture buffs will love it!”
Dr. Vibhakar Mody
Executive Director, Hindu Alliance

Note: With special thanks to Hansadutta Prabhupada for first making this entire book available at; Copied and reprinted with his permission. Hare Krishna!

For Free PDF download; The-Hare-Krishna-Explosion

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mark David Vinzens
    Feb 10, 2020 @ 16:49:33

    We can learn a lot from Praphupada. In particular, total dependence and trust in the Lord. This happens when the Lord works through a pure instrument. One pure servant is enough to bring about a spiritual revolution in the world.


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