Shrines within Gokarna ForestBandevi Temple:
Located deep in the Forest above the 6th fairway, this shrine dedicated to the goddess of the forests is considered the holiest within Gokarna Forest.
During the festivals of Chaitra Dasain in late March and the great harvest festival of Bijaya Dashami, throngs of devotees gather here to worship and offer sacrifice. Puja (prayer) is performed twice a year for which Gokarna Forest offers assistance.Dhungana's Kuldevta:
Left of the 11th green, in an area of Gokarna called Hattisar, the temple houses the clan deity of the Dhungana caste, and they perform an annual puja in mid-July.Poudail Kuldevta:
High above the 4th tee is a temple housing the clan deity of the Poudail caste. A yearly puja is held in mid-September.Mahat Kuldevta:
This temple is between the 3rd and 4th tees. The Mahat caste gather here every May to worship their clan deity.Naag Isthan:
Situated on the timber bridge between the car park and the practice range, an annual puja is performed in mid-August in this "abode of the naag" (snake).Kanti Bhairab Temple:
Just outside the Northern part of Gokarna Forest, this temple near the 7th tee is also known as Uttar Gaya.
From a special petrograph of the temple area, it was found that this temple was established by King Rajendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev on 14th Falgun 1846 Bikram Sambat (February, 1789 A.D.)
On the occasion of Mother's Day (in Dec/Jan), local residents celebrate at this temple. Devotees also gather here on Saturdays.
During the festival of Kushe Aunshi (Father’s Day) (in Aug/Sep), Dashain (in Sept/Oct), and Poush Gaya Aunshi (Mother’s Day) (in Dec/Jan), many worshippers come to pay obeisance at this shrine.
The Holy River Bagmati flows from North to South next to this temple. There is a legend that this river comes out from the mouth of a tiger known as Baagdwar and flows via Sundarijal to the temple's side.Gokarneshwar Mahadev:
The 2nd oldest temple in and around Kathmandu valley, built in 1582, the triple-roofed Gokarneshwar Mahadev Temple stands on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Here, Newar Buddhists and Hindus of all ethnic groups celebrate special festivals in honour of their dead. The temple's great interest is the surprisingly varied collection of sculptures and reliefs all around the site featuring a varied collection of gods and goddesses, some dating back more than a thousand years.