Hajo – The Symbol of Assamese Religious Unification

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Located just 24 Km from the big city Guwahati, Hajo depicts a harmonious town that sprouts nothing but love amongst its people.

The small town has got historic significance for its religious magnification which have gripes the soul of the people in the region.

Let’s see why Hajo is renowned amongst the prime religious destination in Assam:

1. Hayagriva Madhav Temple

Interestingly both Hindu and Buddhist community both seek solace in this pious temple. Located on Monikut hill the present temple structure was constructed by the King Raghudeva Narayan in 1583. According to some historians the King of Pala dynasty constructed it in 6th century. Few say even Gautam Buddha got achieved nirvana in this temple making it a place that pulls Buddhists pilgrims around the globe.

2. Joy Durga Temple

Joy Durga Temple is a significant Hindu temple devoted to the worship of Goddess Durga. The temple was constructed in the year 1774 AD, by King Lakshminath Singha the then ruling king of Ahom Dynasty. There is a ten-armed stone image of the Goddess on the temple altar.

3. Kedareswar Temple

Kedareswar Temple is a Shiva Temple located on top the Madanachala hill in Hajo. It is said that Kedareswar is one of the oldest temples in the country. It has a big linga made of stone as the main sanctum. This is known as a svayambhu linga and appears to be an Ardhanariswara form of Lord Shiva. The linga is always kept covered with a big metal bowl.

4. Powa Mecca

Situated adjacent to the Madhava Temple, on the Garurachal Hill is the much renowned shrine of the Muslims – Powa Mecca  or 1/4th Mecca. The most famous Muslim pilgrimage spot in Assam, it noted as the tomb of Pir Giasuddin Auliya, who was the pioneer of Islam in this part of the world.

5. Dhoparguri Satra

Dhoparguri Satra is a well known blessed spot in the memorable town of Hajo and was set up by Madhavdeva in the year 1587. It was initially a three-room satra, at the  time of its development, however now is outfitted with various sacred spots, as Gokrana, Vikrana and Swargdwar. It is a profoundly respected religious shrine for the locals and tourist.

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