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Sadar Mahal Palace Museum:The Maratha kings have made an important contribution to the history and culture of Thanjavur, the erstwhile Cholamandalam. Rajah Serfoji was one among the Maratha kings who played an important role in the history and culture of Thanjavur.The first Maratha King to set foot in Thanjavur was Venkoji Rajah Bhosale, the half-brother of the legendary Maratha King Shivaji. He took over the kingdom in 1676 A.D. After him, his descendants ruled over the kingdom till 1855 AD.Rajah Serfoji was the most traveled among the 12 Maratha kings who reigned over Thanjavur. He had extensively travelled to Kasi, Benaras and Rameshwaram. A learned scholar and lover of arts, he had the habit of collecting lot of manuscripts, books, paintings and artefacts for his Palace library. In memory of his contribution, the library was named after him as Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Saraswati Mahal Library.

Born on 24th September 1777, in the Bhosle Royal family of Maharashtra, Sefoji was…
A cornucopia of knowledge: The British offered 50,000 Pounds for Thanjavur Maharajah Serfoji Saraswati Mahal Library (TMSSML), but queen Kamatchi Bai refused. Successive wives and daughters of Maharajah Shivaji-II, the last maratha king of Thanjavur took care of the library. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the erstwhile Maratha Kings Palace in Thanjavur here, the history of Thanjavur Maharajah Serfoji's Saraswati Mahal Library (TMSSML) may seem no more than a footnote to an off-colour historical era. But take a few more steps - with or without a guide - the extraordinary spirit it embodies as a treasure-trove of knowledge, wisdom and ancient arts, the tranquil halls and the narrow passages to it, reveal a little read text. A repository of one of the largest collections of rare manuscripts in the country in 'Granth', 'Devnagari', 'Nandi Nagari', Telugu, Marathi and Tamil' scripts among others, spanning varied subjects from religion, philosophy, and med…
MALTHAN PUAR'S  RAJWADA Photographs of Puar Rajwada at Malthan village near Pune, Maharashtra, Puars or Pawars or Parmars claim their descent from ancient King Agnipalak and Raja Vikramaditya who started Vikram Samvat Calender and Raja Bhoj were notable rulers of the dynasty, their seats and lines were, Malthan & Supa, Dhar and Dewas Madhya Pradesh. Malthan is a Village in Shirur Taluka in Pune District of Maharashtra State, India. It belongs to Desh or Paschim Maharashtra region . It belongs to Pune Division . It is located 60 KM towards East from District head quarters Pune. 18 KM from Shirur. 170 KM from State capital Mumbai Photo copyrights and credits: Admin, Maharajah Serfoji 2 memorial hall museum, sadar mahal palace Thanjavur