As you can see from the photo, the shrine consists of the adobe wall of a ruined building, in front of which is a rack for candles. Large glass-encased candles are lit and left burning at the shrine. Small slips of paper containing prayers and other religious objects are stuffed into the cracks of the old wall.
Legend has it that if you light a candle and make a wish, your wish will come true - provided that the candle is still alight the next morning. Longtime residents tell of mothers creeping out in the middle of the night to blow out the candles lit by their daughters, when their daughters have wished for love and union with someone their mothers deem unsuitable.