Suryavinayak Temple

Suryavinayak Temple is a Hindu Temple in Nepal. It is located in Bhaktapur district, Nepal. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesh. The temple is an historical and cultural monument and tourist centre. The Suryavinayak Temple is one of the four popular shrines of Lord Ganesh in the Kathmandu Valley.[1] The temple is also known as the temple of the rising sun.[2]

Suryavinayak Temple
सुर्यविनायक मन्दिर
LocationBhaktapur district
Suryavinayak Temple is located in Kathmandu
Suryavinayak Temple
Location in Kathmandu
Geographic coordinates27°39′23″N 85°25′24″E / 27.6563°N 85.4234°E / 27.6563; 85.4234Coordinates: 27°39′23″N 85°25′24″E / 27.6563°N 85.4234°E / 27.6563; 85.4234
Suryavinayak Temple


Suryavinayak Temple

The temple is located about two kilometres from the city. It is situated in a forest and can only be reached on foot. The temple is in sipadol VDC and is a good place. The place is holy and it is said to be that all of our sorrows and pains would wash away.[3]


The temple is believed to have been originally built over 1500 years ago. The temple was built in the time of the Lichhavi King Vishnu Dev Barma.[2]


  1. ^ "Online Puja - Suryavinayak temple".
  2. ^ " - The temple of the rising sun".
  3. ^ " - Surya Vinayak Temple in Bhaktapur".