Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library Overview
Better known as the Khuda Baksh Library, the historic Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library lies just 5 kilometers away from the Patna Railway Station and really close to the banks of Ganga. This magnificent library is home to an extensive collection of around 2,000 ancient Mughal and Rajput paintings and 18,000 Persian and Arabic manuscripts. The library also has around 550 video and 850 audio tapes made on a number of renowned personalities.

The Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library has also been publishing a quarterly journal since 1977.  The library also preserves manuscripts that are written on palm leaves, paper, cloth, and deer skin. It also has numerous printed materials in Persian, Hindi, English, German, Russian, Japanese, French, Urdu, and Arabic languages. A must-visit tourist place in Patna, the Khuda Baksh Library attracts scholars, history buffs, and literature enthusiasts from across the globe.

- Close to the banks of the Ganges, in Patna, stands the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, a unique repository of about 21000 Oriental manuscripts and 2.5 lakh printed books.
- Though founded earlier, it was opened for public in October, 1891 by the illustrious son of Bihar Khan Bahadur Khuda Bakhsh with 4,000 manuscripts, of which he inherited 1,400 from his father Maulvi Mohammed Bakhsh.

Ashok Rajpath, Bans Ghat, Raja Ji Salai, Tripolia, Patna, Bihar 800006

Best time to visit: Throughout the year
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