Asm: হাজো hājō

‘Hill’   Town, Assam

From Bod:  hajo/hajw, ‘hill’. 

Hajo is a pilgrimage site for three religions.

The celebrated Hayagriva Madhava Hindu temple is dedicated to Narasimha, the part-man, part-lion incarnation of Vishnu

[video: Hayagriva Madhava Temple]


Some Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists believe that the Buddha died here (and not in Kushinagar, as is commonly thought) attaining maha-pari-nirvana or the final release from the cycle of rebirth.

Hajo Powa Makkah is an important hilltop mosque and Sufi retreat (khanqah) dating back to the 12thC. Prayers here have a quarter of the value of prayers at Makkah/Mecca [Asm: po(w)a, ‘quarter’].

The mosque claims to have soil here brought back from Mecca and houses the 13thC  dargah or ‘tomb’ of Pir Ghiyasuddin Auliya, famous for its miraculous healing powers

[video: Hajo Poa Mecca Mosque]



Hayagriva Madhava Mandir (Hajo)            deepgoswami