About HAWT

The Hindu Association of West Texas (HAWT) serves members of Midland, Odessa, and its surrounding communities. It is one of the only Hindu temples in our area with a trained and ordained priest. The primary focus and central activity of most Hindu temples is the worship ritual called puja, literally “adoration,”. These are conducted by a priest. In the Hindu pantheon, there are said to be 330 million Gods. Even so, all Hindus believe in one Supreme Being who pervades the entire universe. The many Gods are perceived as divine creations of that one Being.

HAWT serves the needs of its community as a center of worship, culture, community service, and spiritual fellowship. While celebrating major Hindu festivals, we bring communities and families together and focus on the spiritual dimension of life. This temple also serves members of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha by hosting their weekly services.