Hayagriva Madhava Temple | Timings, Festivals & Nearby Temples

Hayagriva Madhava Temple has situated on Monikut hill. The hill has situated in Hajo of Kamrup District in Assam, India, around 30 km to the west of Guwahati. It is a stone temple that idolizes Hayagriva Madhava. Hayagriva Madhava Temple Timings are 4 am – 10 pm.

Hayagriva Madhava Temple

Buddhists believe that the Madhava temple, best familiar in the Hindu temples group, is where the Buddha attained Nirvana. At this impressive Temple, the deity is Lord Vishnu, worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum as a black stone idol. Main Four other stone idols are also in worship as subsidiary deities.

Hayagriva Madhava Temple History:

It has known that King Raghu deva Narayan constructed the Temple in 1583. According to some other historians. King of the Pala dynasty constructed it in the 6th century. It is a stone temple that enshrines an image of Hayagriva Madhav.

Architecture of Hayagriva Madhava Temple:

Hayagriva Temple is also known for its general layout and its architecture. It has built on a small hillock. The Hayagriva Madhava temple has a flight of stone steps composed of the slab(s) that leads to the main grounds of the Madhava temple. It is built in stone in an octagonal shape about 30 feet in diameter and crowned with a pyramidal roof.

Legend of Hayagriva Madhava Temple:

According to Matsya Purana, the Hayagriva Avtara of Vishnu was similar to the Matsya avatar he took when the burnt down world. In the form of a horse, Vishnu relinked the four Vedas, Vedangas, etc., the Devi Bhagavata and the Skanda Purana in its Dharmranya Khanda.

In Kalika Purana, Vishnu took the form of Hayagriva to kill the Fever-Demon, Jvarasura, on the Manikuta hill and lived there for the benefit of men, gods and Asuras. He then took a sacred bath to avoid all vices which come in the form of diseases.

Deities at Temple: 

  • Jagannath
  • Buddha

Hayagriva Madhava Temple Timings:

Here are the Hayagriva Madhava Temple Timings:

Monday4 am – 10 pm
Tuesday4 am – 10 pm
Wednesday4 am – 10 pm
Thursday4 am – 10 pm
Friday4 am – 10 pm
Saturday4 am – 10 pm
Sunday4 am – 10 pm

Festivals at Hayagriva Madhava Temple: 

These are the celebrated festivals at Hayagriva Madhava Temple.

Doul Utsav(Holi):

Doul Utsav is also called ‘holi’ or ‘Fakuwa’. In the month of “Phagun” and “Chot,” spring comes, and the world has filled with trees with green leaves, flowers blooming, birds used to sin sweet songs,


‘Rongali’ or ‘Bohag Bihu’ has observed in April, ‘Kongali’ or ‘Kati Bihu’ in October, and ‘Bhogali’ or ‘Magh Bihu’ was observed in January. The Rongali Bihu is the most famous of the three, celebrating the spring festival.


Janmashtami is the annual birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu of Hinduism. It is also known as Krishna Janmashtami, Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Sri Krishna Jayanti etc.

Tourist Places near Hayagriva Madhava Temple:

Sukreswar Temple:

The Sukreswar Temple is a Shiva temple in Assam. The Temple has located on the Itakhuli hill (Sukreswar) on the south bank of river Brahmaputra in Panbazar, Guwahati city. Near the Temple, the compound has a flight of steps to the River. Sit on the steps of Sukreswar ghat, and one can enjoy the sunset and children and older people bathing. It has one of the largest Lingams of Lord Shiva. 

Ugratara Temple:

Ugratara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ugratara located on the western side of Jor Pukhury tanks in the heart of Guwahati in the Lotaxil in Northeast India. The Temple in Uzan Bazaar in the Guwahati eastern part of Assam is a Shakti shrine. 

Dirgheswari Temple:

Dirgheswari Temple is one of the supreme Devi Tirtha dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Temple has located on the northern banks of the mighty River Brahmaputra at Dirgheswari hill Guwahati, Assam, India. And is an important Goddess temple in Guwahati.

Kamakhya Temple:

It is well known as the bleeding Goddess. The Temple appears very nice during the evening aarti time. The kamakhya Temple has dedicated to the tantric goddesses. Apart from the deity Kamakhya Devi maata, the ten other Kali avatars named Matangi, Bagola, Kamala, Tara, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari, and Bhuvaneshwari.

Navagraha Temple:

Dedicated to the nine major divine bodies (Sun, Venus, Saturn, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, South Lunar Node and North Lunar Node), Navagraha Temple in Guwahati has nine Shiva Lingas.

Lankeshwar Temple:

Lankeshwar Temple is an old temple dedicated to Shiva on the hilltop in the Guwahati western part of Assam, near the Gauhati University campus in Kamrup district. Lord Lankeshwar is one of the many forms of Lord Shiva. 

Umananda Temple:

The Temple has built on Bhasmachala Hill. And ‘Umananda’ came from two Hindi words,’ Ananda,’ which means happiness and ‘Uma,’ which is another name for Lord Shiva’s wife.

Tilinga Mandir:

The Mandir is a famous Shiva temple in ‘Bordubi town’, 7 km from Tinsukia District Guwahati. It is in a tea garden in Bordubi town, with hanging bells around the Temple complex.

Balaji Temple Guwahati:

It is a beautiful temple of Guwahati City located in the Lokhra region. The Temple replicates the famous Tirupati Venkateshwara temple of Southern India. The Balaji temple in Guwahati is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and has located around 10 km from the city centre.

Doul Govinda Mandir

Doul Govinda Mandir is one of the important temples of Kamrup, Assam, India. It has situated on the northern banks, on the foothills of Chandra Bharati hill at Rajaduar, North Guwahati.

Hotels near Hayagriva Madhava Temple:

These are the hotels near Hayagriva Madhava Temple.

  • Chang’s Resort & Restaurant
  • RJB Grand
  • Silk Route Spa & Resort
  • Royal Palace Hotel
  • Treebo Trend Hotel Mobi
  • Hotel Mirana
  • Woodland Lodge & Restaurant
  • Hotel Knight Inn Guwahati
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati
  • Hotel Rudraksh 
  • Eagle Nest Homestay | Rooms & Caretaker

Hayagriva Madhava Temple Address: 

6GVG+4J8, Hajo, Assam 781102

Website: https://kamrup.assam.gov.in/tourist-place-detail/271

How to Reach Hayagriva Madhava Temple

By Air:

Guwahati has International Airport.

By Rail:

Guwahati Railway Station is near Hayagriva Madhava Temple. Rangia is also near the Temple.

By Road:

Guwahati has joined with regular bus services from all the major cities. Biahata Chariali/Guwahati is near to temple.


Who built the Hayagriva Madhava temple?

King Raghu deva Narayan.

Which saint is said to have died at the Hayagriva Madhava temple?

Buddha died.

Why is Hajo famous?

It is located just 24 km from Guwahati and is most popular for its Hayagriva Madhava Mandir.

Why is Hayagriva Worshipped?

He has worshipped as the god of knowledge and wisdom.

What is the meaning of Hayagriva?

Lord Hayagriva represents the restorer archetype who restores wisdom from the clutches of ignorance.

Which day to worship Hayagriva?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

What is so special about Hayagriva?

In Tibet, Hayagriva was promoted especially by Buddhist teacher Atiśa and appeared as a worldly Dharmapala. His special ability is to cure diseases, especially skin diseases even as serious as leprosy, which is said to be caused by nāgas.

What is hayagriva jayanti ?

The Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Hayagriva, who is Lord Vishnu’s image.

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