Godakbulag is a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Basarkechar (Vardenis) district, and currently in the Gegharkunik province. The provincial centre lies 60 km to the southeast of the town of Gavar (Kavar), to the southeast of Lake Goycha, at a height of 1,950 m above sea level.

Until the early 19th century, it had been inhabited only by Azerbaijani Turks. Following the Treaty of Turkmenchay, in 1828–1829 the Armenians removed from Türkiye were settled there. In 1886, 26 Azerbaijanis lived in the village. In the 1890s, the Azerbaijanis were completely expelled, only Armenians remained there. At present, only Armenians live there.

The toponym was coined by combining the Azerbaijani word “gödək”, which implies “short, not long”, and the hydro-term “bulag” (a spring). It is a hydrotoponym.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 12 June 1946, the the village was renamed “Garjakhpyur” through literal translation. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Gegharkunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°09’ N., longitude: 45°34’ E.