Bhakti Yatra – Everything You Need to Know About the Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath yatra packages offer you a smooth spiritual journey. It gives you everything – right from a well-planned out trip to finally achieving peace and calm after the trip. Join us on this journey to the holy cave and get back feeling totally blessed.

 

About Amarnath

Amarnath can be found near Baltal in the state of Kashmir. It is considered to be one of the most important dhams for the Hindus. Amarnath stands at an altitude of 3,888 meters. It plays a very important role for devout Hindus, especially the followers of Lord Shiva (Shaivites). The holy cave is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, and the destroyer is said to be in the form of an ice-lingam in the cave. Going on a pilgrimage to Amarnath is considered very important and every follower of Shiva must do it at least once in his/her lifetime.

 

The Legend of Amarnath Yatra

According to legend, when Parvati questioned Lord Shiva about the beads of heads (Mund Mala) he wore, Shiva said in order to know the reason she had to listen to the Amar Katha. Hence, in order to narrate the story, Lord Shiva had to search for a place that was away from all living things so that the story could not be heard.

 

Finally, he chose the Amarnath Cave to tell the story. He started his journey to the cave from Pahalgam. On the way, he let go of his bull Nandi, moon from his jata (hair), snake, son Ganesha and finally all his five elements – earth, water, air, fire and sky. Shiva then performs the Tandav Nritya (dance) with Parvati before he entered the cave. To make sure one last time that Amar Katha would not be overheard, he created Rudra and ordered for all living things around the cave be destroyed with fire. Finally, he started narrating the secret of immortality to Parvati, but by chance one egg that lay beneath the deer skin wasn’t destroyed and hence it is believed to be immortal having been protected by Shiva-Parvati asan (bed).

 

The route to the Amarnath Caves

There are two routes that reach the caves. One is the Pahalgam route, which is a traditional route and the other is the Baltal route, a shorter route. For pilgrims with less time or for the elderly, Amarnath Yatra can be done by helicopter too. The helicopters fly to Panjtarni from where pilgrims can choose to walk, take a pony, or hire a palki to reach the holy caves.

 

So, waste no more time and book your Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 package now!

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