Temple cleansed following shooting rampage
OAK CREEK, Wis. — The son of one of the six Sikh Oak Creek temple members killed in a shooting rampage says there’s a more positive spirit inside the temple now that it has been cleaned by worshippers.
Amardeep Kaleka, son of temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka, was among those who returned to the temple Thursday where Sikh men painted walls and shampooed carpets while women gathered in the kitchen to prepare a communal meal. A small group of worshippers gathered at the back of the temple hall for an impromptu service. They chanted the holy scriptures and ate prashad, a mixture of wheat and butter.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says as Sikh men and women worked in the temple, small children ran around the entrance hall laughing, oblivious to the carnage that had taken place there just days before.