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Gokarna Mahadev Temple

Gokarna Mahadev Temple is situated in the Gokarneshwar municipality of the Kathmandu district. One can reach this beautiful temple from just a 10-minute drive from the famous Boudhanath Stupa. The temple was built in 1582 by a Gopiran Bharo as a Newari three-story pagoda-style design.  Various stone carvings can be found around the compound of the temple. According to the legend, Lord Shiva was traveling the forests of Gokarna in the disguise of a deer. Gods came down to the earth in search of Lord Shiva at the very time, they recognized disguised Lord Shiva in the form of deer. In the process to take him back, the horn broke into three pieces. After some time, Lord Brahma buried those horns inside the soil of Gokarna Forest. Since then it is said, the temple is located at the same place where the horns were buried. During the festival of Gokarna Aunsi ( A festival on the memory of dead or living father by their children), the crowd can be encountered where people bathe and make offerings in honor of their fathers. From a religious point of view, the temple is very important to enhance the history of our culture, religion, and tradition to the upcoming generation. We would recommend you to visit this religious temple if you are near Gokarna, at least once in your lifetime.

 

 

 

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