Ashok Binayak (अशोक विनायक) is a Hindu temple located in Kathmandu district at eastern side of Kathmandu Durbar Square in Maru Tole. This temple is of Lord Ganesha also known as Binayak. The god is worshipped as the god of luck by Hindus. The temple hosts one of the four original Ganesh shrines of Kathmandu valley. Ashok Binayak is one of the four original Ganesh of Kathmandu valley. The other three Ganesh shrines being Chandra Binayak, Surya Binayak and Jal Binayak. It is a popular place of worship for Hindus. It is worshipped both by Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is visited during Tuesdays every week as it is the day which is considered the day of Ganesh. The temple is a single-storeyed structure. The entire exterior of temple is plated in gold and is surrounded by bars at the present moment. The temple hosts the holy shrine of Ganesh or Ashok Vinayak. On special days like Tuesdays and during special occasions like Dashain and Indra Jatra, the statue is decorated with a metallic cover made of silver or other metals. Right across the narrow road where the temple is, you will find a mouse which is known as a loyal bahan of the god Ganesh. You will also find structures where people can light and place their oil candles. The temple is also decorated with bells.