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Gokarneshwar
Gokarneshwar
is a municipality in the Central development region of Kathmandu District
Kathmandu District
in the Bagmati Zone
Bagmati Zone
of Nepal. The new municipality was formed by merging five existing villages Sundarijal, Nayapati, Baluwa, Jorpati
Jorpati
and Gokarna on 2 December 2014.[1][2] The office of the municipality is that of the former Jorpati
Jorpati
village development committee. In the village on the banks of the Bagmati River
Bagmati River
stands the Gokarna Mahadev temple, built in 1582.[3] 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.[4] The Gokarna Forest Reserve is located in the area. Southwest of Gokarna is the Nepal
Nepal
Medical College and Teaching Hospital.

Contents

1 Population 2 Notable residents 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External links

Population[edit] Gokarneshwar
Gokarneshwar
municipality has a total population of 107,351 according to 2011 Nepal
Nepal
census.[5] At the time of the 2011 Nepal
Nepal
census the village had a population of 7,508 with 1,768 households.[6] Notable residents[edit] Writer Ramesh Bikal
Ramesh Bikal
was born near Gokarna in 1932.[7] Gallery[edit]

A panaromic view of Gokarna Mahadev

Gokarna Mahadev Temple

References[edit]

^ "Govt announces 61 municipalities". The Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Post. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.  ^ "Govt creates 61 new municipalities". Rep├║blica. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.  ^ B. Mayhew, J. Bindloss, and S. Armington (2006). Nepal. 7th Edition, Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74059-699-4 ^ David Reed; James McConnachie (2002), The rough guide to Nepal, Rough Guide Travel Guides (5, illustrated ed.), Rough Guides, pp. 188, 204, ISBN 9781858288994  ^ "2011 Nepal
Nepal
census (Ward Level)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-31. Retrieved November 2012.  Check date values in: access-date= (help) ^ Government of Nepal, National Planning Commission Secretariat, Central Bureau of Statistics (November 2012). National Population and Housing Census 2011 (Village Development Committee/Municipality) (PDF). 02, NPHC 2011. Kathmandu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-07-10. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Himalayan Voices: An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature (Voices from Asia), edited and translated by Michael J. Hutt, University of California Press, 1991. p. 244. ISBN 9780520910263

External links[edit]

Gokarneshwar

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Kathmandu
Kathmandu
District

Headquarter: Kathmandu

Kathmandu Budanilkantha Chandragiri Dakshinkali Gokarneshwar Kageshwari Manohara Kirtipur Nagarjun Shankharapur Tarakeshwar Tokha

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