Photograph of a priest performing homa at Hare Krishna Temple, Los Angeles, 1999. A man is sitting on the floor, cross legged in the center of the room. He is wearing a white dhoti, a shawl and several sets of beads and bracelets. On his lap he has either a book or a binder. He is leaning forward with both his hands outstretched toward the flames. The consecrated fire is in a small box fire pit, filled with some kind of sand and pieces of wood. Next to the fire are two bunches of bananas and a vase filled with some kind of fern leaves. Behind the man sits a large bundle of dry brush, and to his left, a silver tray with various vases and goblets and a conch shell on it. In the back, a shrine for Swami Prabhupada, founder of Hare Krishna movement can be seen with either his picture or an idol seated on a throne can be seen. Two men in traditional Indian costume also can be seen in the background; one is playing harmonium.