The world is full of many famous libraries having thousands of rare and valuable books. But unknown to many, there is one such unique library in India, laying beneath a temple at the Bhadariya village of the Thar Desert region in Rajasthan.
Amazingly, this library is one of Asia’s biggest libraries consisting a collection of around 900,000 books. The library also have the capacity to seat about 4,000 people. UNBELIEVABLE! However, the most astonishing feature of this treasure trove is its location. The library is located 16 feet under the ground which helps keep it cool even during scorching hot summers.
This impressive structure was built by Harbansh Singh Nirmal, also known as Bhadariya Maharaj. The library houses a vast collection of books from different corners of the world and many of these are rare pieces which were gifted to him on different occasions.
The impressive collection have books that ranges from science, astrology, astronomy, epics, history, dictionaries, atlas and many more, neatly preserved in 562 glass shelves. Many scholars and learners visit this library from across the globe to explore its rare treasures. The library is taken care and maintained by the villagers as well as the devotees of the temple.