In the Blog World:
Devotees Seen As Sexist

by Neil Woodburn, Reposted from Gadling Traveller's Weblog, Photo by Yap Shiao Shyan

Posted October 18, 2007

There's nothing like a merry band of Hare Krishnas to liven up an otherwise monotonous day of shopping in the city center -- in this case, Grafton Street in Dublin [Ireland]. S.S. Yap has done a great job with this shot capturing the colors and energy that blur past when the Krishnas roll into town.

Whenever I am witness to such a spectacle, I always check to see if the Hare Krishna women are in the back of the group. Someone once told me that women are lower down the Hare Krishna reincarnation ladder and aren't allowed to be up front with the alpha males.

I'm not sure if this is true, but I guess I'm always trying to confirm it every time a Krishna carnival passes by -- even when it's just a photograph such as this one. And if you look closely, there certainly aren't any women leading off this particular parade.