Hajo Tour

Located on the banks of Brahmaputra river around 24 km from Guwahati in Assam, Hajo is an extremely important destination for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.A number of religious places like temples and mosques dot the land of Hajo. Primary amongst them is the Hayagriva Mahadeva temple.

This temple is important for both the Hindu and the Buddhist community. Within the temple is an image of Vishnu which quiet closely resembles the one at Jagannath Temple in Puri in Orissa. For the Buddhist of the region, the temple is important because they believe that it was here that the Buddha attained Nirvana. The temple suffered destruction at the hands of Kalapahar who was also responsible for destroying a number of other temples in India.
Later, in the mid 16th century, the temple was reconstructed by the Koch king Raghudev. Quiet nearby is a small temple which was constructed by Ahom king Pramatta Singh. Here, at this temple, Doul is celebrated with great enthusiasm annualy. The Hayagriva Mahadeva temple can be reached by ascending long stone stairway at the foot of which there is a pond. In this pond resides a huge turtle.