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Hayagriva Madhava from Pala Era

 

Hayagriva Madhava murthy from Pala era, housed in Shri Shri Hayagriva Madhava Mandir, Hajo, Assam. 

This town is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist. Hence, there are many religious places in this town. According to the legend, the people of Hajo are said to be the descendants of Sun (Suryavamshis). It is believed that a group of people came to this place from Tibet and some reports also say that they belong to Indo-Burmese race.

Hayagriva Madhava mandir is one of the most ancient temples in Assam. The temple was rebuilt during the reign of the King Raghudeva Narayan in 1583 CE. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Narasimha. It was also the temple where Buddha attained Nirvana. Hence, the Hayagriva Madhava mandir is also a Buddhist religious place. Lord Hayagriva is also called BuddhaMadhav. 

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