As discussed by M. Ghose in Gates of the Lord, The Tradition of Krishna Paintings, "the veneration and adornment of Shri Nathji is adjusted according to the seasons" (op.cit. exhibition catalogue, Chicago, 2015, cat.65, p.132). In the present painting, the idol of Shri Nathji is draped in a large orange cloth designed to protect him from the cold. Before him, a charcoal brazier is lit to warm up the sanctum. The priest standing on the left is Tilkayat Damodarji (1655-1704) who performs an early morning ceremony by waiving a lamp in front of Shri Nathji, removing any spirits that might have caused harm to the idol during the night.