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Amarnath Cave

Amarnath Yatra

Located in one of the world’s most incredible landscapes of Lidder Valley in Kashmir, the cave shrine of Shri Amarnath is situated at an altitude of 3680 mts. Flanked by breathtaking snow-clad capped peaks, this Shiva shrine provides a wonderful opportunity to soak in the sacred energies of the Himalayas.
Each year in the month of Shravan (July-August) when the moon is full, thousands of yatris, as pilgrims are called, congregate here to worship a naturally formed ice Lingam, symbol of Lord Shiva.

The waxing and waning of the Lingam with the moon has remained a world marvel. According to popular belief it reaches the

maximum height on the puranmashi (full moon) of Shravan which is the main day for Darshan.

Amarnath Shivji

HolyShrine : Behind the discovery of the Holy Shrine lies an interesting story. Centuries ago Maa Parvati asked Shivji to let her know why and when he started wearing the beads of heads (Mund Mala), to which Bhole Shankar replied, “whenever you are born I add more heads to my bead”. Parvati said, “I die againand again, but you are Immortal. Please tell me the reason behind this”. "Bhole Shankar replied that for this you will have to listen to the Amar Katha"

Shiv agreed to narrate the detailed story to Maa Parvati. He started for a lonely place where no living being could listen to the immortal secret and ultimately chose Amarnath Cave. In the hush-hush, he left his Nandi (the Bull which He used to ride) at Pahalgam. At Chandanwari, he released Moon (Chand) from his hair (Jataon). At the banks of Lake Sheshnag, he released the snakes. He decided to leave his Son Ganesha at Mahagunas Parvat. At Panjtarni, Shivji left the Five Elements behind (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky) which give birth to life and of which he is the Lord.  After leaving behind all these, Bhole Shankar entered the Holy Amarnath Cave along with Parvati Maa and took his Samadhi. To ensure that no living being is able to hear the Immortal Tale, he created Kalagni and ordered him to spread fire to eliminate every living thing in and
around the Holy Cave. After this he started narrating the secret of immortality to Maa Parvati. But as a matter of chance a pair of pigeons overhead the story and became immortal.
Many pilgrims report seeing the pair of pigeons at the Holy Shrine even today and are amazed as to how these birds survive in such a cold and high altitude area.

The Holy Cave

Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley, Amarnath Shrine stands at 3,888 m, 46 Km from Pahalgam and 14 Kms from Baltal. Though the original pilgrimages subscribes that the yatra (journey) be undertaken from Srinagar, the more common practice is to begin journey at Chandanwari, and cover the distance to Amarnathji and back in five days. Pahalgam is 96 Kms from Srinagar.

Amarnathji is considered to be one of the major Hindu Dhams. The holy cave is the abode of Lord Shiva. The guardian of the absolute, Lord Shiva, the destroyer, is enshrined in the form of an ice-lingam in this cave. This lingam is formed naturally, which is believed to wax and wane with the moon..

Discovery of Holy Cave:
Although the existence of the Holy Cave has been mentioned in the Puranas, the popular story narrated by people about the re-discovery of this Holy Cave is of a shepherd Buta Malik. Story goes like this:   a saint gave Buta Malik a bag full of Coal. On reaching his home when he opened the bag, to his utter surprise the bag was full of gold coins. This overwhelmed him with joy. He ran to thank the Saint. But the Saint had disappeared. Instead, he found The Holy Cave and the Ice Shiv Lingam there in. He announced this discovery to the Villagers. Then onwards this became a sacred place of Pilgrimage.

Short Detail :

Summer: 40 - -5 C
Winter: 24 - -15 C

Mid June to September

Clothing :
Heavy woollens with over coats & sports shoes.

Languages spoken:
Dogri, Kashmiri, Hindi

STD Code:

How To Reach amarnath yatra 2013 :

By Air

Srinagar Airport Is the Nearest airport for Shri Amarnath Ji Cave.After Getting Down at Srinagar Airport Take taxi, Go to Hotel or Baltal Directly. you should stay at Baltal and next morning from there ,get Helicopter and get down at Panchtarni, after getting down at Panchtarni go for Darshan By Walk, because there is No other means available for trekking excent Donkey, Ponny, Dolly etc.Means by Air Your Journey will become Very Shorter and may finish in  2  Days Only.

By Train

If You go to Amarnath Ji Yatra By Train, then you Have to Get Down at Jammu Railway Station, the best station to get Down and in Fact Last Station in That Reason which is Well Connected to all  Major Cities of India and are well connected t Srinagar By Road, and By Air Too.

You can Go For Amarnath yatra From Jammu  Through srinagar or By Pahalgam Way.Pahalgam Way will be Best to go from Jammu. By Train Your Journey will Take atleast 3 Days and More Depends on Journey travelled by You to Jammu and From jammu.

By Bus

Jammu and Kashmir also well connected with Road, and you can hire taxi and Cab From Jammu to Go Srinagar and other Places of Jammu.

Amarnath is connected by road with Pahalgam (47 km) and Sonmarg (21km) by a trekking route.
The route for Amarnath yatra is as follows:-
Pahalgam Route

    Jammu to Pahalgam.
    Pahalgam to Chandanwadi (16 km)
    Chandanwadi to Sheshnag (11.3 km)
    Sheshnag to Panchatarni (13 km)
    Panchtarni to the Holy Caves (6.4 km)
    After darshan return to Jammu (same route)

Anantnag-Baltal Route

    Jammu to Srinagar
    Srinagar to Sonemarg
    Sonemarg to Baltal
    Baltal to Holycave (14 km by foot)
    After darshan return to Jammu on the same route.

Amarnath is:

    47 km from Pahalgam
    21 km from Sonmarg
    144 km from Srinagar
    300 km from Jammu Tawi
    238 km from Chandigarh
    217 km from Haridwar
    258 km from Jaipur
    343 km from Shimla
    502 km from Kullu

Where to Stay :

En route to the Holy Cave, the State Tourism Dept has constructed accommodation for pilgrims at various camping stations in the shape of shelter sheds. With a view to catering to the requirement of all pilgrims, good tented accommodation with bedding facilities is also set up by private parties during the yatra period, for use on payment basis. Facilities for booking such accommodation at rates approved by the State Tourism Department are available at the base camps.

Hotels In Srinagar

1.  Grand Mumtaz

     Room Type- Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 6789
     Inclusion- Breakfast

2.  Comrade Inn
     Room Type- Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 4739
     Inclusion- All Meals

3   Hotel Paradise
     Room Type- Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 2273
     Inclusion- Room Only

4.  Zahgeer Continenetal
     Room Type- Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 1970
     Inclusion-  Room Only

5. Hotel Silver Star
    Room Type- Deluxe
    Starting Price-  Rs 3410
    Inclusion- Room Only

HouseBoats Available In Srinagar :

1.  Savoy Group of Houseboats
     Type of Rooms - Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 3446

2.   Valley Group  of Houseboats
      Type of Rooms - Deluxe, SuperDeluxe
      Starting Price-  Rs 2752

3.  Mother India Group of Houseboats
     Type of Rooms - Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 2267

4.  Hollywood Group of Houseboats
     Type of Rooms - Deluxe
     Starting Price-  Rs 2250

Sights to See

Organised every year by the J&K Govt. during the month of shravan ( July and August), the Amarnath Yatra is full of thrill and joy. The dates  for yatra are fixed after taking into account the weather  conditions and according to Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) in the month of Shravan (Vikrama Samwat).

TO reach the holy shrine of Amarnath devotees have to trek a height of about 14,500 feet. The date of darshan at the Holy Cave will be allotted to each yatri on first come first served basis depending upon the daily quota available for each route. Yatris should reach Jammu 5 days prior to the allotted date of Darshan or Srinagar 4 days in advance in case of opting to travel along the Pahalgam route and 3 days in case of the Baltal route.

The Amarnath Yatra is extremely difficult and involves trekking at high altitudes upto 14000 ft., under difficult conditions and uncertain weather. Yatris are required to trek for 6 days to approach the Holy Cave for darshan and return to the base camp at Pahalgam. Similarly, it takes two days of strenuous trekking to approach the Holy Cave.

Amarnath Yatra Importance, Importance of Amarnath Yatra 2013, Lord Shiva importance, Baba Barfani yatra importance

Amarnath Yatra is one of the famous Jyotirlinga among all twelve jyotirlinga of Lord Shivas, who ever does Darshan of this Ice Lingam will go to Heaven.

The Importance of Amarnath yatra is mentioned in Ved and Purans. So Dont miss the opportunity to  Visit Amarnath Cave. It is organised  every year in the month of July and ends on Purnima on Raksha Bandhan evey year.

One interesting story about This Holy Cave  is following

The valley of Kashmir was under water. It was all a big lake. Kashyap Rishi drained the water through a  number of rivers and rivulets. In those days Bhrigu Rishi came that way on a visit to The Himalayas. He was the first to have Darshan of this Holy Cave. When people heard of the Lingam, Amarnath for them became Shiva's abode and a Centre of pilgrimage.

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Tourism Centres:
JKTDC Tourist Reception Centre,
Veer Marg, Jammu, Tel: (0191)
Telefax: 2548172,
Fax: 2548172

JKTDC Tourist Reception Centre,

Tel: (0194) 2472449/2452691/92,
Fax: 2452361.