Serfoji II of Thanjavur

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Serfoji II of Thanjavur (1777-09-241832-03-08) was the Prince of the state of Thanjavur from 1787-01-23 to 1832-03-08. He is recognized as a great savant, reformer and patron of arts and sciences. He established the Saraswathi Mahal Library within the palace premises. Today, this is one of the largest libraries in India.


  • The Tanjore country is celebrated all over the world for its charities. It is called Dharma Raj- and I consider this reputation, which reverts upon me through all countries from this appellation as the most honourable distinction of my rank.
    • A monograph on Raja Serfoji II by S.Babaji Rajah Bhonsle Chattrapathy.

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