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Country  Nepal
Zone  Bagmati Zone
Established  2014
Area  58.5 km²
Region  Central
District  Kathmandu District
Time zone  NST (UTC+5:45)
Local time  Thursday 10:14 AM
Weather  17°C, Wind NE at 3 km/h, 53% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Nepal Medical College, Naaya Aayam Multi-Disciplinary Institute
Neighborhoods  Suntakhan, Mulkharka, Makalbari, Besi Gaun, Bhumthali
Points of interest  Chisapani Road, Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple, Baghdwar

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, Baluwa, Jorpati and Gokarna on 2 December 2014. The office of the municipality is that of the former Jorpati village development committee.


Map of Gokarneshwor, Nepal

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.


Gokarneshwar municipality has a total population of 107,351 according to 2011 Nepal census. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census the village had a population of 7,508 with 1,768 households.

Notable residents

Writer Ramesh Bikal was born near Gokarna in 1932.


Gokarneshwar Wikipedia

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