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The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library

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Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

The library has a book stall also. You can get some rare printed books of yesteryears manuscripts. I bought Thirukkural Arathuppal - one such book.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Maharashtrian descendants ruled Tanjore and held “Durbar in spacious decorated hall” (Audience with ministers, advisors and listened to public grievances, watched or listened to performances. Great place. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

step back to the Victorian era when priceless manuscripts were left exposed to heat, dust and insects. what is here is fascinating. Worth a visit - I just wish they were preserving it a bit better! Palm leaf books going back thousands of years

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

The saraswati Mahal library is as important as brihadheeswara temple in Thanjavur. One who visits Thanjavur must visit the library. Books in Different subjects and languages , paper and palmleaf documentation and their method of preservation are marvelous. It's a fest to book lovers

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

The Serfoji saraswathi mahal library is relatively a small library. It houses some of the rare palm leaf manuscripts. The library is a must-visit if you are in Tanjore.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AaqarshAiyyar
Reviewed January 21, 2019

last month, we had been as a family to this beautiful library in tanjavur. this is well maintained. you can see old palmleaf scripts,coins, tinest ramayan in book form, collection of maharaja and coins of various countries , scripts, etc. this is well maintained. all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

The 20 minute video that they show next to this library museum, is very informative and made in a nice manner. This museum per se, is a small one with rare manuscripts and other items. We thought that we can go inside the library &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

The location is near to Old Bus stand. Walk able distance. Recommend to spend at least 2 to 2.5 hrs and see things. Old manuscripts, paintings, coins, and many more things can easily be found here. They don't allow to take pictures in Saraswati Mahal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank saurabh803
Reviewed October 31, 2018

It is small museum with good collection of scripts, people interested in history will like it. It is is same complex with darbar hall and other attraction in maratha palace. I think it need little more care from authorities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 882arindamr
Reviewed September 28, 2018

After the great temple complex, this place is definitely worth a visit, both for the art museum and library, but most especially for the astonishing throne room - painted and roofed in ways you won't see anywhere else.

Date of experience: September 2018
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