Popular with Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists, Hajo is an ancient pilgrimage center. It is located just 24 km from Guwahati and is most famous for its Hayagriva Madhava Mandir. The giant ancient turtle in this temple is quite popular. Some Buddhists believe that this temple, located on the Monikut hill, is where Buddha achieved nirvana. The temple is said to house Gautama Buddha’s relics.
Another prominent building in Hajo is the Pao Mecca mosque built by Muslim saint Pir Giasuddin Aulia. There are some lesser known temples of Hajo like that of Ganesha which was constructed in 1744 AD. The Kedareswara Temple, a Shiva temple, has an inscription on the temple indicating that it goes back to the Rajeswar Singha period.
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