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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.