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Hindu Temple Increasing Security After Temple Vandalized

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A Hindu Temple in Lake Highlands was looking at increasing security after vandals covered it in graffiti this week. Vandles painted the number 666 and an upside down cross on the door of the North Texas Hindu Mandir.

"It makes me sad inside, said 9 year old Gracie Reed. "To me, it's really horrifying because I don't know who would do this to a church."

Krishna Singh is on the temple's board and says members discovered the graffiti Monday. "That was a big shock, really… The whole things has been very disturbing to the community."

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Neighbors are upset, too. "The sentiment of the neighborhood is that we all find it appalling," said Ted Hoffman, who lives across the street. He said neighbors have offered to help paint over the symbols.

Singh says, the temple wants to add surveillance cameras, better lighting, and a fence to prevent this from happening again.

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A believer in karma, though, he says he won't lose sleep waiting for the person responsible to be caught. "The forces will take care of it. We don't have to worry about that."

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