Explore India’s French Connect – Puducherry : Festivals @ Puducherry

Planning a trip around this festival will not only help in seeing the important sights of the city, but would also give the traveller a taste of the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Puducherry. … More Explore India’s French Connect – Puducherry : Festivals @ Puducherry

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Trip to the Mystical land of Ahoms – Hajo Diaries – Hayagrib Madhab Temple, Assam

Hajo is perhaps the only place in the state of Assam where one can find ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Goddess Durga along with an important Muslim shrines and Buddhists Gompa/temple. Hajo is thus considered sacred by people of all the three religions – Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.

Hajo has been given different names in different eras and texts – in Kalika Purana it is described as Apurnabhava and Manikuta, in Yoginitantra it is called Bishnupuskar, in an 18th century text Darang Rangbonshabali it has been referred as Manikutgram. It has been an important seat of rule of the Kochs, the Mughals and the Ahoms; the Mughals described Hajo as Sujabad or Sujanagar. Its during the Ahom period when one find abundant mention of Hajo as ‘Hajo’, the present name. … More Trip to the Mystical land of Ahoms – Hajo Diaries – Hayagrib Madhab Temple, Assam