Siewdass Sadhu's Temple in The Sea, Trinidad

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Founded in 1995, Siewdass Sadhu's Temple in The Sea remains the only temple in Trinidad found resting on the water. Interestingly, oil drums filled with concrete form the foundations, tied together with steel. Flags surround the single central dome, all with different colors and meanings. Step inside the small white building to find different vibrantly colored Hindu deities. For Siewdass Sadhu's Temple in The Sea and beyond, use our Port of Spain online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Port of Spain vacation.
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  • The temple is just amazing. I was born in Trinidad so I was quite taken aback. Everyone who visits Trinidad should visit. On you way to also visit the Indian museum. This also is something to see. To ...  more »
  • When we visited this place, there was a cremation going on in open air and at the same time a music truck was blasting noise. So it wasn't very quiet and peaceful. Anyway it was a nice visit. The temp...  more »
  • Every time I come back home I come to this temple. It one of my favourite places in the world to be but, it is very disrespectful when tourist walk around and don't follow the rules that are clearly w...  more »
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  • Temple in the sea at at Waterloo in Carapichaima, Trinidad and Tobago [WEST INDIES] This Hindu Temple at in Trinidad is testament of one man’s love of Hinduism. The Temple was the 25-year attempt of Siewdass Sadhu to construct a worship centre at no-man’s land – the sea. Sadhu was denied land to build his beloved temple and took his struggle offshore, toiling and unloading buckets of dirt into the Gulf in an effort to create artificial land. Overview ************ This Hindu temple was built through perseverance and strength. The Waterloo Temple, better known as Temple in the Sea, is an octagonal- shaped colourful structure. At the entrance of the temple, stands a statue of its designer Seedas Sadhu. Flags and statues adorn the temple’s perimetre. Before entering, you must remove your shoes because once inside, you are on holy ground. The beauty of reverence is reflected in the well-crafted murtis of Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and Mother Durga and flowers adorned around them. The temple was first built in 1947 by indentured labourer Sadhu, whose dream was to build a place of worship. That dream was short lived as, five years later, it was destroyed by the government of the time since it was built on State-owned Caroni land. Not discouraged, Sadhu rebuilt the temple – this time in the sea to avoid the further incident. For the next 25 years, Sadhu dedicated himself to completing the temple. On his bicycle and in a leather bag, he carried stone by stone, assembling the base of the temple. In 1994, the government at the time helped finish the temple in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the coming of Indians to the country. A pier was added to ensure the Waterloo Temple could easily be accessed during high tide. This Hindu Temple at Waterloo in Carapichaima, Trinidad is testament of one man’s love of Hinduism. The Temple was the 25-year attempt of Siewdass Sadhu to construct a worship centre at no-man’s land – the sea. Sadhu was denied land to build his beloved temple and took his struggle offshore, toiling and unloading buckets of dirt into the Gulf in an effort to create artificial land.
  • Sounds of Birds and waves very relaxing
  • Beautiful location. Very peaceful
  • Beautiful place picturesque. Very humbling to see what a man with the right motivation can accomplish. One of our better historical sites.
  • It's a beautiful creation . It is amazing that it was built by one person. Indeed a part of history .
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