Visitor Testimonials

  • Wow, The Library is such a knowledge treasure. We are very lucky to visit this ancient library.

    Ram Shanmugam
  • This Library is one of the best libraries that i have ever visited. It is very useful for my research on ancient times.

    Harish Kumar
  • I am very proud to visit this library, After coming here i have got lot of respect for our Indian tradition.

    Priya Raju

The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library is one among a few medieval libraries existing in the world. It is an unparalleled repository of culture and an inexhaustible treasure house of knowledge built up by successive dynasties of Nayaks and the Marathas of Thanjavur. It contains very rare and valuable collections of manuscripts, books, maps and paintings on all aspects of Art, Culture and Literature. The Encyclopaedia Britannica in its survey of the Libraries of the world mentions this as "the most remarkable Library in India".