Yesterday we visited 2 spots on the island that we had never been to before..
The first one was the Temple by the Sea.
Waterloo Temple by the Sea is an elegant white structure with two domes.
The original temple was built by Sewdass Sadhu, a laborer, in 1947.
He built it on the shore.
However, the land was not his, it belonged to a sugar company & it was knocked to the ground five years after being built.
He was sent to prison for several weeks for his deed.
Sewdass was not a man to give up easily and decided to build a new temple in the sea, where no one owned the land.
He spent 25 years building the Waterloo Temple by the Sea.
Just down the road from the Temple on the Sea is statue of Hanuman Murti, the Hindu Monkey God.
The 85 foot statue in Trinidad, is the largest outside of India.
It was a gift from a popular swami in India, Ganapati Sachchidan, who came to the temple to dedicate it.