Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha NilayamThere exist only few libraries in Andhra Pradesh, infact you can count them on your fingers. Among those Libraries State Central Library, Sundarayya Vignana Kendram and Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam are only the three libraries located in Hyderabad.

The Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam is the oldest library in the State of Andhra Pradesh located in Hyderabad. Perhaps this is the oldest non-Government library. The library was started in 1901 and it was named after the fame emperor Sri Krishna Devaraya who was the ruler of the Tuluva dynasty.

The Bhasha Nilayam was the center for Telugu language and was cradle for nationalist struggle against the Nizam princely rule over Hyderabad. The Nilayam marked its 100th century in 2011 with Madiraju Lakshmi Narasimha Rao the secretary.

The library has the collection of about more than 40,000 books and old newspapers with few magazines. The Sundarayya Vignana Kendram is playing a vital role in the conservation and automation. During the rule of Chandra Babu Naidu as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh he gave funding through the Government of Andhra Pradesh to construct new four storied building and then it got the new looks with good enough facilities.

How to Reach

The Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam is located in Sultan Bazaar lane which most of the people know here in Hyderabad. Its located near to Koti Bus Stop.

4-4-7 & 8, Sultan Bazaar Lane,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500095,
India 040 24751328

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On May - 2 - 2014

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