Couple turn their spare bedroom into a Hindu temple - and attract 50,000 visitors
The queue starts half way across the front garden lawn, somewhere between the pot plants and the lilac tree.
In through the hallway it snakes, up the stairs to the landing, and then to the little room at the front of the house.
People are waiting in the living room, relaxing in the dining room, and drinking tea in the kitchen from a fresh pot that Mrs Sushila Karia and her husband Dhirajlal have just brewed. Everyone talks very quietly and patiently waits their turn.
This is the Hindu temple that Mr and Mrs Karia created in a spare room at their otherwise ordinary home. Not in deepest India, by the way, but in a residential road in the heart of seaside Essex.
It has proved so popular that for the last 29 years, the house has attracted worshippers and visitors from all over Britain and across the world - 50,000 of them at the last count, and still arriving by the coachload.
The couple created the temple because none was available locally when they moved in the 1970s from North London, where they ran a newsagents. In those days Mr Karia, an electronics engineer from Uganda, and his wife, from India, had to make a 90-mile round trip to the capital to the nearest temple. So instead, they made their own. The original plan was that the couple, their son, daughter, family and friends would worship there.
Now the couple are trying to raise funds to start a community centre and temple elsewhere locally so the spirit of what they began three decades ago can live on. Mr Karia said: 'We are not young any more. We might not be here for long, and the temple would not continue here without us. It would be good if we could leave something behind.'