Temple in the Sea

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Quinten Questel

At peace at the Temple in the Sea. This temple was built by an Indian immigrant to Trinidad and Tobago, Siewdass Sadhu who after building a small temple on lands used for the cultivation of sugar cane had it destroyed by the estate owners while he was imprisoned for refusing to tear it down. In 1947 he began constructing a new temple on land reclaimed from the sea by carrying rocks using his hands, buckets and a bicycle, but 25 years later he died before it was completed. In 1994 the government completed his vision in honour of the 150th anniversary of Indian Arrival.

Location: Temple in the Sea, Waterloo, Trinidad and Tobago

 

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