Hayagriva Madhava temple – UPSC Prelims

Hayagriva Madhava temple
  • The Hayagriva Madhava temple exists in a hilly place which is located at Hajo nearby Guwahati, Assam. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Built by: The present temple structure was constructed by King Raghudeva Narayan in 1583.
  • According to Historians, the temple was built during the Pala period of 10th-12th century A. D.
  • Significance: The temple is revered by Buddhists also, as they believe that Hayagriva Madhava temple is the place where Buddha attained Nirvana. Thus, the temple becomes an ancient pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists.
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