Temple in Waterloo, sea, Sweet T&T, Sweet TnT, Trinidad and Tobago, Trini, vacation, travel,

Temple in the sea in Waterloo

By Marika Mohammed. Every country in the world has its own wonder, for Trinidad, The Temple in the Sea in Waterloo is one of them. It is not only a place of prayer for people but a reminder that if you want something bad enough you’ll find a way to get it. It is exactly what it is. A temple in the sea and a popular site for photographers, tourists and locals. It comes with an old story, not written but orally passed down by Trinis, of a man who built it to pray. The story itself is one of true faith and commitment.

Screenshot 2022 06 11 191231

Building of the temple

It begins in the early days when the Indians arrived to Trinidad to work on the sugar plantation. One man devoted to his faith started his prayer routine. One day the plantation master saw what was going on and told him that his people were not allowed to practise their religion on his land. The man then took a rock, walked to the sea and threw the rock into it. He kept doing this until he got a little land to stand on. He continued to do this until he got a little path away enough from the shoreline. He continued to drop rocks in the sea, making a small island. Then he built a temple for both his people and himself to practice their religion. The plantation master couldn’t do them anything.

  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo
  • Temple in the sea in Waterloo

It is not only a wonder filled with wisdom but it is absolutely beautiful. There are several benches and tables to enjoy a nice picnic and view the calm waters. It is so peaceful and quiet. There is even a statue of the man who built this incredible wonder. Everyone I met was warm, welcoming, and willing to give their opinion on the site or retell the story to someone who has never heard of it before. It is a must-see as it embodies such concrete values of hard work and determination.

Sweet TnT Short Stories, 10 years. Publication, Books, Authors, Joyanne James; Jevan Soyer; Joyce James-Pitman; Chantelle Wilson-Reece; Omilla Mungroo; Kielon Hilaire; Marc Algernon; Marissa Armoogam-Ranghel; Ian Boodoo; Jamie Gangoo; Euline Joseph; Kerry Mc Donald; Vedesh Nath, chadon beni, folklore

Sweet TnT Short Stories

Life in Trinidad and Tobago comes alive in the exciting, entertaining, comical, dramatic, thrilling, mysterious and suspenseful tales in Sweet TnT Short Stories. The novella consists of 34 fictional pieces written by authors from around the twin islands who share narratives with you under the sections Lifestyle, Superstition and Fauna. Created by Culturama Publishing Company, producer of Sweet TnT Magazine from San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, this book is one of the publications that commemorates the 10th anniversary of the publisher from 2009-2019.

August 2015 – Issue 17    www.sweettntmagazine.com

PS5

Every month in 2022 we will be giving away one PlayStation 5. To qualify like us on Facebook and Subscribe to our Sweet TnT Magazine YouTube channel

When you buy something through our retail links, we may earn commission and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

You may also like:

Sweet TnT West, Indian Recipes, chadon beni, 10 years, books, authors, publications

Sweet TnT 100 West Indian Recipes

Sweet TnT 100 West Indian Recipes is your kitchen guide to cooking in the Caribbean. Add flavour to your pot and put a smile on everyone’s faces with the right amount of seasonings, spices and stories about the foods you prepare. This cookbook contains 100 tantalising recipes and full colour photographs of home-cooked meals, street foods, treats and drinks that are known in the West Indies for having particular names, ingredients and preparations.

Check Also

Englishman Bay top view scaled

Why Tobago is the place to visit for your much-needed relaxation

Terryann Bishop says that she needed a place to visit from her tedious job as …

Sightseeing .... Fort George hillside view

Fort George a place for sightseeing

By Kielon Hilaire. Trinidad is known for its vibrancy and often carefree nature of its citizens. …

%d bloggers like this: