An Evening Prayer

Evening prayers (Sandhya Arati) at the Nawn-er der Kalibari in North Kolkata.

A lone devotee doing arati 

Nikon D200 18-55mm lens – 1/13s / f5.6 / 1600 ASA hand held

Arati

Nikon D200 18-55mm lens – 1/4s / f5.6 / 1600 ASA hand held

Waiting for Arati
Nikon D200 18-55mm lens – 1/20s / f5.6 / 1600 ASA hand held

The road in front of the temple had been clear as long as I can remember (last 35 years).  The crowd and the shops are a recent phenomenon. The crowd in front of the temple consists of devotees, passersby and the usual line of beggars lining up for alms.

Nikon D200 18-55mm lens – 1/20s / f5.6 / 1600 ASA hand held
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