Langur Garh in the Srinagar mountains, Garhwal (U.P.). 3 May 1789
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing of Langur Garh in the Srinagar mountains, Garhwal by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 3 May 1789. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: '15'; on the back in ink: 'Nr 56. Lungoor Ghur, Srinagur mountains'; in pencil: '4 days from Srinagar. 3 May. Lung fort. No.75.'
Garhwal (Land of the Forts) is situated in Uttar Pradesh in the north of India. The region has had a turbulent political history but is of great religious significance as the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers both have their sources in the mountains here. The Hindu reformer Shankara came to this region in the 9th century and incorporated many of the Buddhist shrines in the area into Hinduism. He founded four main yatra (pilgrimage) temples which are visited by pilgrims each year between May and November once the snow on the mountains has melted.