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Gokarneshwar is a municipality in Kathmandu District in the Province No. 3 of Nepal that was established on 2 December 2014 by merging the former Village development committees Sundarijal, Nayapati, Baluwa, Jorpati and Gokarna.  The office of the municipality is that of the former  Jorpati village development committee.
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.
Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital is located Southwest of 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. 
Ramesh Bikal was born near Gokarna in 1932. 
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