Temple vandalised - please help!

$7,767 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 4 months
On the evening of Sunday 14th October 2018 Bhartiye Mandir Sydney was vandalised. All the statues and pictures of our God were smashed and left in a mess. The musical instruments were covered in paint and slashed, leaving them unsalvageable. There were areas charred from fires that the perpetrators had lit. Picture frames had been taken off the walls and shattered on the floor. The carpet is wet from the hose they turned on inside and now the temple smells musky from the water damaged carpet. We can longer conduct our prayers in the temple as it is in a state of disarray and requires a lot of work to be done to restore it to a reasonable state for devotees to attend. The damage is estimated to be upwards of $50,000 AUD.

Your donation will go towards rebuilding the interior of the temple, which includes purchasing new statues and pictures, replacing the carpet, buying new musical instruments, rebuilding the altar, buying new ornaments and prayer supplies etc. We will also be installing a tighter security system with CCTV and extra fencing.

Bhartiye Mandir is a small Hindu temple in Regents Park, Sydney Australia. We have over 300 devotees and friends of the temple from all over the world. Our community comes together weekly for prayers and we hold week-long events during the Hindu festivals. This space gives our community the opportunity to come together for a peaceful cause and socialise with like-mined people. Our temple is open to everyone who is interested in the Hindu way of life and the teachings. Your donations will help our community rebuild this scared and important landmark. 

All monies will go directly to the temple and be allocated to various tasks by the Executive team and the Temple Committee with the input of temple devotees.

Any donations is greatly appreciated. Please help us rebuild our beautiful temple.

The pictures below show the temple before and after the vandalism took place.

Please note: this campaign has been setup by Angelique Kumar (a member of Bhartiye Mandir) and she will be withdrawing and delivering the funds to the temple.

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