We are digitizing our valuable collections with the help of Digital Library Project, Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan, a nodal agency for executing this Project. Our special thanks to Dr. Usha Thakkar, Hon. Secretary and Trustee of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalay. The project is in progress.


The Bhavan's Library (Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar) was established in 1947, out of the funds collected by the Munshi Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Committee.

The Bhavan's Library is a research as well as a public library.

It offers students and scholars an ideal place for higher and serious studies.

Its rare collection attracts scholars and research students from all over India.

A large number of students including research scholars regularly visit the Library for their research/project work.

The Library contains rare books on Indology and Sanskrit, as also 1,404 manuscripts.

Bhavan’s Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar is having largest collection on Indology in Western India with reading room, research facilities, conference hall, hostel, pathshala and Indological research institute of its own.

Bhavans Library Catalogue is now available online during working hours of all working days. We welcome online Library transactions if you so wish. We will dispatch books claimed by you through reputed designated courier. Member will have to pay the courier charges on delivery.

The generous support of Shri. B.K Parekh(of Pidilite Industries)has made this possible. We appreciate his concern and efforts for Cultural Enrichment.

Teacher's Day – September 5, 2019

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Statesman, Philosopher, and Teacher


Teachers’ day is celebrated across India on 5th September, every year, which is the birthday of former President, teacher, educator and scholar Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Dr. Radhakrishnan was a man of many good qualities and was known to be a wonderful, interactive and helpful teacher among students. It was his thought that his birthday should be celebrated as a day to pay respect to all the teachers and all that they do for the society if at all someone wishes to celebrate his birthday.
A philosopher, Dr. S Radhakrishnan served as the first Vice President of India (1952-1962) and the second President of India (1962-1967). He is remembered as India’s most renowned and influential scholar of comparative religion and philosophy and for introducing Indian philosophy to the West, bridging the gap between both the cultures. He is well known for his commentaries on the Bhagavadgita, Vedanta, Upanishads and Brahma Sutra.
Dr. Radhakrishnan served at many educational institutions like Mysore University, University of Calcutta, Andhra Pradesh University, Banaras Hindu University in various capacities. He also taught eastern religion and ethics at Oxford University. Dr. Radhakrishnan was honoured with the Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award in India) in 1954.
Teaching is one of the noblest among all the professions and teachers are the foundation and the architects of the society and shape the future path of progression. Teachers shape the mind of an individual, imparts good values and turns them into good citizens. On this day, let’s pay our respects and gratitude to all teachers who have taught us, helped us, guided us to become what we are today!