We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Protector of Travellers!

Thronged by hundreds of pilgrims and devotees throughout the day, this temple is within the kathmandu's Durbar Square. Having offered prayers and offerings, the devotees walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
bhumi1008
,
Mantua, Italy
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Mantua, Italy
Level Contributor
51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Thronged by hundreds of pilgrims and devotees throughout the day, this temple is within the kathmandu's Durbar Square. Having offered prayers and offerings, the devotees walk three rounds around the temple. This Ganesha's special power is to protect the travelers. Please don't miss to visit this while while you are in the square. Jai ganesha!

Helpful?
Thank bhumi1008
Kathmandu, Nepal
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Maru Ganesh is situated nearby kathmandu durbar square. the temple is dedicated to lord ganesh and mostly visited by hindu devotees on tuesday and ganesh chaturthi .

Helpful?
Thank Sudhir K
Gold Coast Australia
Level Contributor
414 reviews
289 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

At the time of my visit there were a lot of people worshipping here. It was very interesting ro watch.

Helpful?
Thank LynneOz
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This little shrine is hidden among the very maze-like alleys and roads around Dharbur Square in Kathmandu. I don't know much about it other than to tell you that it looks spectacular and feels ancient. Definitely something to see while you are wandering along the road at night or in the afternoon.

Helpful?
Thank dbc1075
Kathmandu
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

A small Ganesh - elephant-headed - God known to listen to your prayers, and grant your wishes. Always busy, specially on Tuesdays, Ganesh's day

Helpful?
Thank Kunal TejBir L
Kathmandu, Nepal
Level Contributor
91 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The shrine of Maru Ganesh near the Kastamandap temple is mostly crowded by the locals as is one of the important Ganesh temples of Kathmandu valley.

Helpful?
Thank 7NRG
Level Contributor
129 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Ganesha (elephant headed god) temple is next to Kastamandapa temple, a yellow colored beautiful small temple. It is among 4 main Ganesh temple of Kathmandu, is also known as Ashoka Vinayaka.

Helpful?
1 Thank swopnil-himalayan
Bandung,Indonesia
Level Contributor
515 reviews
380 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Visited the Maru Ganesh , on 2 January 2015. The small Ganesh dedicated temple is located just beside the Kasthamandap , and its full of people , so it cant be missed. No pinnacle on the top of the temple. Worth a quick stop

Helpful?
Thank Erwin K
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
710 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

This is ganesha temple very close to kastamandapa temple also very close to darbar square. Very nice .so try to visit .

Helpful?
Thank anupam b
pune
Level Contributor
105 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This a attraction on the walk of Darbar square.It;s unique in a way as it doesn't have a pinnacle on the top a temple.

Helpful?
Thank gayatriPune

Travellers who viewed Maru Ganesh Shrine also viewed

Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
 
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
 

Been to Maru Ganesh Shrine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Maru Ganesh Shrine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Maru Ganesh Shrine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?