Hindu Temple Opens in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - 400 Hindu families call Abilene and the surrounding area home, and they now have a place to worship. The Abilene Hindu Temple opened in August.

With a large amount of Hindu families in the Abilene area but no Hindu temple for 200 miles, according to Dasi Reddy who opened the temple, they would have to go to Dallas to worship. 

Dr. sam Daggubati saw a need for a temple in Abilene but didn't have the time to open it himself so he asked business man, Dasi Reddy to help.

"He asked me to do it and I did it for him," Reddy said.

Reddy said it wasn't easy.

"I did it by myself, building this, renovating completely so it took me three years to do this," Reddy said.

And since people believe in different gods in the Hindu religion, Reddy said they want to keep everybody in same platform so they keep every god here. Reddy said he's seen a lot of people come through since they opened opened.

"Yesterday also I have seen a cancer patient came in and she stepped out you know happily after praying. See this is all belief you know we believe in Hinduism and you know we pray for everybody," Reddy said.

And people are grateful to travel minutes instead of hours to pray. The Abilene Hindu temple is on the one-thousand block of Mockingbird and is open everyday and welcomes all people.

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