Amarnath Yatra: An Opulent Voyage to Shrine of Shiva

Amarnath Yatra consistently starts in the long stretch of July as per the Shravan month in Hindu schedule. This is the main time in the entire year.  It is believed Lord Shiva shows up on the earth in the one of a kind type of an ice Lingam.

A huge number of fans trek through the overwhelming mountains to Amarnath Ji Shrine in South Kashmir. There are many intriguing and appealing stories identified with the Amarnath cavern.

Amarnath cavern is one of the main religious spots of Lord Shiva. Consistently thousand of fans from all around the globe come to visit Lord Shiva here. The Shivalinga made of ice in the cavern is 10-12 feet high and is because of the image of individuals’ faith.

At Amarnath Yatra that is while arriving at the sanctuary which is found high in the snow-topped mountains, lovers face amazingly troublesome harsh climate and landscape and demonstrates their undying dedication for Lord Shiva.


Do you know that Amarnath place of worship is situated in the Himalayan district of South Kashmir? It is around 141 km from Srinagar. It is arranged at a height of 3,888 meters (12,756 feet).

There are two courses through which we can arrive at the Amarnath. That is by means of Pahalgam and Baltal. Pahalgam is around 92 km from Srinagar. And around 93 km from Baltal. After coming to Pahalgam or Baltal, further travel must be finished with the assistance of foot or by pony donkey.


Amarnath, Kashmir, India

The Amarnath Yatra started early Sunday conveying 2,234 travelers. The Amarnath Yatra will finish up on 15 August, concurring with Raksha Bandhan.

Ekam sat’ because ‘there is one Being’. It is a well-known section of Rigveda. According to this stanza, God has three divinities to carry on the undertakings of the whole world.

This is called the Holy Trinity. Brahma is the maker. Vishnu is the perpetrator of life. And Shiva is the destroyer of shrewdness, purifier, and harbinger of good. In Rig Veda, Lord Shiva has additionally been referenced as Rudra.

As indicated by Yajurveda, Lord Shiva has been depicted as a plain warrior who wears deer skin’s robe and conveys a Trishul in his grasp. Master Shiva is considered as a living God. He has three spots of His living arrangement.

First and the preeminent is Kailash Parvat. The second one is Lohit Giri under which streams the Brahmaputra and the third one is Muzwan Parvat. Ruler Shiva has been referenced in the psalms of Rig Veda. Indeed, even in antiquated India, Lord Shiva was venerated and it is apparent from the Mohinjodaro and Harappa discoveries.

The journey to Shiva

One of the unmistakable religious goals committed to Lord Shiva is the sacred Amarnath Cave that is situated in Jammu and Kashmir. Shiva lingam is shaped when the water dribbles from the rooftop get amassed and begin to solidify on the floor.

The journey

As indicated by Hindu religious conviction, the size of Shiva lingam at Amarnath Cave increments and diminishes with the various periods of the moon. However, there is no logical proof to help this conviction. Alongside Shiva lingam, two more ice developments exist in the cavern that is accepted to be of Maa Parvati and their child Ganesha.

The Amarnath Cave has an uncommon criticalness in the Hindu religion. Because of legend, Lord Shiva had picked this cavern to depict the insider facts of eternality and development of the universe to Maa Parvati.

The legend of Amarnath

Once Maa Parvati asked Lord Shiva that after He began wearing the dots of heads. Maa Parvati asked – for what valid reason would you say you are eternal and I continue passing on over and over? Master Shiva said this is because of the Amar Katha.

Maa Parvati demanded to hear that Amar Katha and after persuading Lord for quite a while, Lord Shiva chose to portray that story to Maa Parvati.

The legend of Amarnath

To portray the story, Lord Shiva began searching for a completely forlorn spot because no living being can hear that Amar Katha aside from Maa Parvati.

He at last found the Amarnath Cave. To reach there, He left the entirety of his having a place in transit like His bull Nandi at Pahalgam, His Moon at Chandanwari, His snakes at the banks of Lake Sheshnag, His child Ganesha at Mahagunas Parvat and at Panjtarni, He left his Five Elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Sky).

After this, Lord Shiva entered in this blessed Amarnath Cave with Maa Parvati. Master Shiva sat on the Deer Skin and took samadhi. To further ensure that not in any case a solitary living being could hear the mystery, Amar Katha, He made a Rudra named Kalagni and requested him to set flame around the cavern so that everything living around that spot could be pulverized.

He at that point began portraying the narrative of interminability to Maa Parvati. In any case, regardless of every one of these endeavors, one egg stayed ensured under the deerskin on which the Lord was sitting. Be that as it may, it was considered as non-living. A couple of pigeons was conceived out of that egg and because anyone knows ended up undying.

Discovery of the cavern

Explorers can, in any case, observe the pigeon pair. While going towards the Amarnath Cave. Lovers visit Amarnath Cave near the celebration of Shravani Mela that is held between July-August.

Discovery of the cavern

The story described by individuals about the revelation of this Holy Cave is of a Gujjar ( shepherd) Buta Malik. He is given the credit of finding this Holy Cave. The story goes like this.

A holy person gave Buta Malik a pack brimming with Coal. On arriving at his home when he opened the pack, to his articulate amazement the sack was brimming with gold coins. This made him overwhelmed with happiness. He rushed to thank the Saint.

In any case, what he found was that the Saint had vanished. Rather, he found The Holy Cave and Shiv Lingam therein. He reported the revelation of this to the Villagers. At that point onwards this has turned into the consecrated spot of Pilgrimage.

The antiquated stories portray another story which goes this way. The valley of Kashmir was submerged. It was a major lake. Kashyap Rishi depleted the water through a number of waterways.

In those days Bhrigu Rishi came to that path on a visit to The Himalayas. He was the first to have Darshans of this Holy Cave. From that point, forward Lakhs of aficionados play out the journey through extreme landscape and benefit everlasting bliss.

Close by are intriguing, two more Ice Lingams, that of Maa Parvati and of their child, Ganesha.

These were some major details about Amarnath Yatra. Also, you may like to read about Moon & its impacts spiritual in Astrological Houses. 

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Posted On - September 14, 2019 | Posted By - Vijayasan913 | Read By -


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