History of Amarnath Ji - Baba Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Ji Located in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and situated on Mount Amarnath, The Amarnath Ji Cave are one of the Most Famous Shrine in Hinduism. This is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, The shrine is said to be 5,000 yrs old. The shrine forms an important part of Hindu mythology.
Inside of Amarnath Ji Cave, Lies an Ice Stalagmite resembling Shiva Linga, which waxes during May to August Month and gradually melt thereafter Pilgrimage. This Lingam is said to grow and shrink with the stages of the moon, reaching its height during the summer festival "Amarnath Ji Yatra Darshan".
According to Hindu mythology, this is the cave where Lord Shiva explained the secret of life and existence to his divine concord Parvati. Two other ice formations represent Parvati and Shiva’s son "Ganesha".
This cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888m (12,756 Ft), about 141 Km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Reserve Police Force & Indian Armies and Indian Paramilitary Forces maintain a strong presence in the region due to security concerns.