Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 668

Temple in the Sea Returning safely from India after WW11, Siewdass Sadhu was determined to build a Temple thanking God for his survival. Unable to get permission to build the temple on any land, he began to build it on land he reclaimed from the sea, placing rocks by hand in order to do so. Although working tirelessly for 25 years, Sadhu was unable to complete the temple before his death in 1971. However, the government completed it in 1994 in celebration of the island’s 150th Indian Arrival day. Photo Credit: Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Decelopment Company