Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The most popular and holy pilgrimage Amarnath is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Followers of Hinduism visit this sacred place annually. The temple of Amarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The magnificent cave is positioned at height of 3888m at a distance of 141 kms from Srinagar.

According to Hindu’s legend Amarnath is regarded as one of the holiest of Hindu’s shrines and enclosed within the snowy mountains. Most of the time, the cave is fully engulfed in snow. During summer, the cave opens for the pilgrims for a short time period, as that time it is not covered with snow.
Amarnath Yatra  History
To worship this holy ice stalagmite which is formed inside the cave, lakhs of devotees come for the holy pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra. After performing challenging mountainous terrain, pilgrims come to the Amarnath Cave Temple. It is situated in Pahalgam, Anantnag.

The usual temperature is 15 to -5 degree C. Thus, it would be advisable for the pilgrims to carry woolen clothes, stockings, trousers, jacket, raincoat, umbrella, waterproof shoes, flash light, walking stick, cap and gloves.

The holy shrine of Amarnath is well connected with air, rail and road. You can board flight from the nearest aerodrome at Srinagar. The nearest railway station is at Jammu. And for those who are interested in journey by road, then no need to worry, as Jammu is well connected to Pahalgam and Baltal.


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