Hajo is a historic town situated in Assam with a number of religious places to visit. Dhoparguri Satra is one such holy spot, where the tourists pay their respects. The Dhoparguri Satra is one of the most famous satras in this area and is located within 1 km of the city, and has other places of religious attractions, such as the Hayagriva Madhava temple and the Ganesh temple nearby. The satra was established in 1587 by the saint called Madhavdeva, who was the main disciple of Srimanta Sankaradeva, well known for bringing Vaishnavism in Assam. Originally, it was only a three room satra, but later it was extended and currently it is a big structure with a number of holy spots such as Gokarna, the Vikarna and the Swargdwar. The satras are not only religious places but, in the context they are considered as socio cultural institution, and thus, Dhoparguri Satra is quite an important place.
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The Dhoparguri satra is the only Vaishnavite holy place in Hajo, and a number of tourists as well as the natives of the land flock to this Satra regularly. Also, there are other places which you can visit nearby, such as the Ganesh temple, Hayagriva Temple and Powa Mecca.
Hajo is quite close to Guwahati, and therefore reaching Hajo by car or train is nothing difficult. The closest railway station and airport both are situated in Guwahati, and from there, cars and regular buses ply to Hajo. The Dhoparguri Satra is quite close to the town, and thus easy to reach by availing auto rickshaws or cabs.
Best Time to Visit
The Satra can be visited at any time of the year, though the best time to visit the place is from October to March. The months of May and June in the region can get very hot and uncomfortable. The average temperature here is 24 degree Celsius. Also, the monsoon here comes with heavy rain at 1928 mm precipitation rate, try avoiding a trip to Powa Mecca specially during August and September.