The temple is situated in the Surya Binayak area, south of the ancient city of Bhaktapur. It is one of the four most important temples of Lord Ganesh in the valley, other three being Chandra Binayak in Chabahil, Jal Binayak in Chobar and Ashok Binayak in Kathmandu Durbar Square.
The devotees coming here mostly consist of parents with their ill children as this form of Ganesh in the temple is seen as a curing god, especially for deaf and dumb. Ganesh is one of the most popular Hindu gods who is worshiped at the beginning of any auspicious events and occasions. He is also considered as the god of literature, wisdom and worldly success and his head symbolizes the soul while his body symbolizes the earthly existence. The idol of Lord Ganesh in the temple is red also in color, as is the case in most of the temples around Nepal.
Though the main temple is small, the temple of Surya Binayak is one of the most beautiful temples of Lord Ganesh in Nepal and also the location of the temple has added to its beauty. The open are smells of fresh air, incense sticks and nature. It is one of the must-visit temples in Kathmandu.