What happens when the kirtan is taken to the streets? ... See for yourselves!
Central element of all the practices of Bhakti, the chanting in public of the divine names:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare
is the most important activity. It regenerates the spiritual atmosphere wherever it goes and brings a smile back, guaranteed!
The first demonstrations of Harinama-Sankirtan ("harinama": maha-mantra , "sankirtan": singing in unison) were introduced about 500 years ago, by the Avatara and great spiritual revolutionary of India Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu .
Among His many teachings, a very famous prediction is often cited:
pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi-grāma
sarvatra pracāra haibe mora nāma
"In every town and village on the surface of the globe, the glories and chanting of Krishna's name will be heard."