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Story of Holy Amarnath Cave

The Holy Cave
Amarnath Cave is a renowned shrine in Hinduism situated in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is devoted to Lord Shiva. 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

According a Hindu belief, this is the cave where Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to Parvati. Two other ice formations represent Parvati and Shiva’s son, Ganesha.

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