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Amarnath Shiva Temple in Kashmir, Cave Temple of Natural Ice Shivling

Amarnath Shivling Temple

Amarnath Shivling Temple

Amarnath temple in Kashmir is the cave temple of natural ice shivling. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage places in India. Amarnath cave temple is located at 86 miles north east of Srinagar at 13000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by the snow clad mountains, Amarnath enshrines a natural Shivaling of ice formed by the drops of water oozing in the cave. There is a block of ice representing Lord Ganesh to the left of the Shivalingam and other two ice blocks representing Parvati and Barirava lie to the right of the Shivalingam.

Amarnath temple remains open in summer only for a couple months (June – July – August). Amarnath Yatra is one of the toughest but most revered yatra in Hinduism. Those who visit Amarnath temple will not have rebirth. Amarnath Yatra 2016 begins in June and ends in August (Shravan Purnima).

A small cave inside Amarnath has a chalk like substance which is given to pilgrims as Vibhuti. The trek to Amarnath begins at Srinagar. The route covers Pampur, Avantipur, Brijbihara, Anantnag, Gautam Nag, Martand, Pahalgam, Chandanwadi, PishuGhati, Seshnag, Wavjan, Mahagunus Pass, Panchatarni and Amarnath.

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13 Comments

  1. kailash bhutada says:

    what is the height of shivling today 28/06/2011

  2. Jatin says:

    pictures shiv ling formed in ice in kashmir

  3. Bhagirath says:

    size of shivling at amarnath this year 2013

  4. Chhandak says:

    amarnath je ice shivling current image of 2013

  5. Soorat says:

    the latest on the ammarnath shivling in india

  6. Niharika says:

    was snow shivling made in amarnath this year

  7. Lakhi says:

    how much size of shivling at amarnath today

  8. Gopa says:

    how much height of today amernath cave shivling

  9. Gajrup says:

    amernath ice shivling in which month can be seen

  10. Rajyeshwar says:

    naturally-formed ice lingam at amarnath cave status as on 20 07 2013

  11. Smriti says:

    amarnath shivling size as on july 25th 2013

  12. Sarish says:

    about the ice shiwaling in shhfinagar in kashmir

  13. Dhinushshini Devi says:

    how kailash baba dham ice shivling made defined by science