Gokarneshwar is a municipality in the Central development region of
Kathmandu District in the
Bagmati Zone of Nepal. The new municipality
was formed by merging five existing villages Sundarijal, Nayapati,
Jorpati and Gokarna on 2 December 2014. The office of
the municipality is that of the former
Jorpati village development
In the village on the banks of the
Bagmati River stands the Gokarna
Mahadev temple, built in 1582. In late August or early September
people go to this temple to bathe and make offerings in honor of their
fathers, living or dead, on a day called Gokarna Aunsi.
The Gokarna Forest Reserve is located in the area. Southwest of
Gokarna is the
Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital.
2 Notable residents
5 External links
Gokarneshwar municipality has a total population of 107,351 according
Nepal census. At the time of the 2011
Nepal census the
village had a population of 7,508 with 1,768 households.
Ramesh Bikal was born near Gokarna in 1932.
A panaromic view of Gokarna Mahadev
Gokarna Mahadev Temple
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