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A temple in Williamsville, Trinidad, was invaded and vandalized on Saturday afternoon by unknown perpetrators. The incident was only discovered on Sunday. A report was filed. The police visited the crime scene on Sunday. Investigations are ongoing.
The distraught devotees of the Williamsville Hindu Temple are pleading with the public to call the police if they have information on the sacrilege attack of the mandir. Reports say that the culprits smashed the locks on the front gates of the mandir and damaged the ventilation walls (for smoke) at the side of the building as well as many tiles.
Damages are in the thousands of dollars. Reports say the temple is almost 100 years old. It was rehabilitated in 2000. Hindus started coming to Trinidad as indentured laborers from 1845 thru 1917. Some 145K Indians came to Trinidad. Temples and masjids were established all over the island in almost every village. The mandir hosted Krishna Janmashtami celebrations last Wednesday September 6 in honour of Lord Krishna's birth, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.