About the Holy Place Hajo of Assam
Hajo is very much famous as a major pilgrimage centre of Assam cause in this holy place you can see the mix of three religions. These are- Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. This famous place is located 24kms far from the Capital of Assam named Guwahati. Hajo is situated at the side of a beautiful river named Brahmaputra. Brahmaputra is treated as a holy river in Indian history stories. Hajo is located in Kamrup district of Assam. If you ever want to visit Assam then you should visit Hajo and all other famous places of Kamrup district. There are numbers of temples and holy places in Kamrup district. Most of the temples of Hajo was built at the time of Ahom King Pramatta Singha in 1744 AD. You can also see the Kedareswara temple of Lord Shiv in Hajo. It was built at the time of Rajeswara Singha.
Why Hajo is Holy for Hindus ?
Hajo is famous in Hindus due to Hayagriva Madhava Temple. It is located on Manikut hill. This temple is known as a famous pilgrimage place in Assam for Hindus. Hayagriva Madhava Temple was built by King Raghudeva Narayan in 1583. So it is more than 500 years temple. Many people tell that this temple was built by King of Pala in 6th century. This temple is made with stone and represents the image of Hayagriva Madhava.
Why Hajo is Holy for Buddhist ?
Hayagriva Madhav Temple is also a holy place for the Buddhists because they believe that in this temple Lord Buddha attained Nirvana. Now you can see that Lord Bishnu is worshipped there as his Man Lion Incarnation. You may know that elephants are very much liked by Assamese people so in the body of temple you can see the rows of elephants. A pond named Madhav Pukhuri is located near Hayagriva Madhav Temple. In this pond many festivals are observed by the Assamese people. Doul, Janmastami and Bihu are some famous festivals from them. Through it is a holy place for the Buddhist, they come to these festivals observed by Hindus.
Why Hajo is Holy for Muslims ?
Hajo is also known as a Muslim Pilgrimage place in Kamrup district of Assam, because they believe that one can get all the peace by visiting this place cause this place is known as Poa Mecca for them.