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Garhwal is smack in the middle of the Himalayas, with Himachal Pradesh in the West and North-West; Tibet in the North; the plains of Western Uttar Pradesh in the South and Kumaon in the East. Historically, it has been described in the ancient text of Kedarkhand to extend from Gangadwar (modern day Hardwar) in the South to the high mountains in the North, and from the Tamsa (Tons) river in the in the West to Buddhachal (probably the Nanda Devi group of peaks between Garhwal and Kumaon) in the East.
it is an administrative division of the raising state of Uttaranchal,
comprising the districts of Chamoli, Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri and
Uttarkashi. The history of Garhwal is older than that of the Ramayan
and Maha- bharata. It is a land of popular myths, like that of Lord
Shiva appearing as Kirat, of Urvashi, Shakuntala and the Kauravas and
Pandavas. Worship of Lord Shiva is pre-dominant in this region.