Hajo

Haigrib Madhab Mandir

Haigrib Madhab Mandir

Hajo is situated on the north bank of the Brahamputra 32 km from Guwahati. Hajo is the meeting point of the Muslim Buddhist and Hindu faiths.The Haigrib Madhab Mandir here is said to contain a relic of Buddha. An Iraqi Prince, Pir Giasuddin Aulia established a mosque in Hajo in the 12th century, while visiting the place to spread the word of the Prophet. The mosque is often referred to as Poa Mecca – being 4th in the line of sanctity to the shrine at Mecca. Hajo’s bell metal work is renowned. The Madan Kamdev archeological site has temples dating back to the 10th-12th century. There is an ancient Vaishnav Monastery and shrine of Mahadev Deva at Barpeta 137 km away. Darranga 100 km and close to the verdant Bhutan border is a delightful location of the famous Bhutia fair in winter. The drive takes you along vast tracts of tea garden. Bhairabkunda 137 km, on the border of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh, is a popular picnic spot.

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