Several murtis at the Shree Ram Dhaam Hindu temple in Diego Martin were set ablaze by three men early yesterday morning.
There is no known motive for the move however their actions were recorded by cameras in the SWAHA temple.
Pundit Manideo Persad says the men jumped the wall to enter the compound, but were unable to break open the doors.
However, he says it appeared they intended on lighting a fire since they brought flammable liquid, which they doused on the murtis to set them afire.
Pundit Manideo says many of the statues which had been at the temple for many years, were badly damaged.
He described the move as religious intolerance and he is hoping that the perpetrators are apprehended quickly.