Saraswati Mahal Library


Saraswati Mahal Library is one of the major tourist attractions in Thanjavur. The library is known to possess a huge collection of books. One can come across about 30,000 Indian and European manuscripts. Saraswati Mahal Library of Thanjavur houses many rare manuscripts. Some of the manuscript preserved in the library are written on paper and palm leaves.

The Saraswati Mahal Library possesses a number of manuscripts belonging to many rulers in peninsular India. The manuscripts housed in the library belong to a range of rulers from the Cholas to the Pallavas. The library also contains important papers belonging to the Portuguese and the British rulers in India. The Saraswati Mahal Library at Thanjavur is, in fact, one of the most popular sites, which is often visited by the students, the academicians and the research fellows.

Last Updated on 06 December 2011