Hajo, a village in Kamrup district, is about fourteen miles to
the northwest of Gauhati. It was a great centre of culture and learning . It served as the
camp of the Mohammadans during there in vasions of Assam and was included in the Koc king-
dom. It is now one of the important centres of Community Development. There is an
excellent bus service to Hajo fromGauhati. There are no good hotels or rest-house at Hajo
and therefore the visitor has to halt at Gauhati itself.
There are two temples at Hajo, the Haya- griva Madhava temple
and theKedaresvara temple, of which the temple of Hayagriva Madhava figures more
prominently in the religi6us history of Assam. The existence of this temple attests to the
prevalence of Vaisnavism in Kamarupa.
Author - B.K.Barua &