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Hayagriva Madhava Temple in Assam

Hayagriva Madhava Temple is one among the famous temples in Hajo.

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Published: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 17:00 [IST]
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Hajo is one of the holy places located near Guwahati. This town is a pilgrimage site for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhist. Hence, there are many religious places in this town. According to the legend, the people of Hajo are said to be the descendants of Sun (Suryavamshis). It is believed that a group of people came to this place from Tibet and some reports also say that they belong to Indo-Burmese race.

 Hayagriva Madhava Temple in Assam

Hayagriva Madhava Temple
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Hayagriva Madhava Temple is one of the prominent temples in Hajo of Assam. The temple was built during the reign of the King Raghudeva Narayan in 1583. The presiding diety of the temple is Lord Narasimha (another form of Lord Vishnu).

Architecture of Hayadriva Madhava Temple

Hayagriva Madhava Temple belongs to Pala Dynasty. This stone architecture houses an idol of Hayagriva Madhava. The exterior walls of the temple has many carvings depicting the mythology. One can see the authentic Assamese art scultptures in the temple.

History of Hayagriva Madhava Temple

Interestingly, Hayagriva Madhava Temple is a holy shrine for Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is a Hindu temple as the prime deity is Lord Vishnu. According to the myth, it was also the temple where Buddha attained Nirvana. Hence, the Hayagriva Madhava Temple is also a Buddhist religious place.

 Hayagriva Madhava Temple in Assam

Hayagriva Madhava Temple
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Location of Hayagriva Madhava Temple

The Hayagriva Madhava Temple is situated on a hill named Monikut in Hajo. The town of Hajo is at a distance of 30km from Guwahati.

Other Places in Hajo

Hajo was under several dynasties and hence there are many religious places built during those particular times. The Kedareshwar Temple, Madan Kamdev Temple, Hajo Powa Mecca and Hajo Ganesha Temple are some of the other places to visit in Hajo.

 Hayagriva Madhava Temple in Assam

Hajo Powa Mosque
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A Muslim Religious Place

As said earlier, Hajo is also a Muslim religious place. It is because of Hajo Powa Mecca. It is said that the mosque of Poa Mecca is built using the soil brought from Mecca. The mosque complex also consists of a tomb of Pir Giyasuddin Auliya.

How to Reach Hajo

Hajo is well-connected by road to other parts of Assam. It can be reached from Guwahati by bus, car or private vehicle. Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach Hajo.

So, don't miss out on visiting this charming town of Hajo in Assam.

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