Monday, 22 April 2013

Amarnath yatra 2013

An annual pilgrimage tour for Hindus, Amarnath Yatra 2013 is a holy shrine organized by the Indian Government in the month of May to August for devotees to visit the Amarnath Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated in the northern part of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at a height of 3,888m above the ground, this holy shrine is covered by snow throughout the year. It is only in summer, the snow starts melting from the rocks, an ice stalagmite form inside the cave which is considered to be “Shivling”.   

Importance of Amarnath Yatra

This holy cave has interesting history and according to the holy books, Lord Shiva explained about the divine life to his wife Parvati. A popular fact is also attached with it that Lord Shiva told Parvati that whoever will listen the secret of divine life will live longer and never die. But in the middle of the story, Parvati fall asleep and a couple of pigeons witnessed the entire story. It is said that pigeons are still alive and getting chance to see them is a good indication.

How to arrive at?

This holy shrine is falls in Jammu and Kashmir and shares a close distance from the Srinagar. If you are planning a tour to this pilgrimage spot in this year then opting Amarnath Yatra 2013 is great idea in advance. Just like every year, this 45 day Yatra starts with the Hindu holy month of Shraavana. You have to reach the state Jammu & Kashmir first and from there you have to catch a bus, train and plane to reach Srinagar. The actual pilgrimage begins from Pahalgam or Srinagar from where devotees travel on foot and the usual journey takes about 5 days to finish.  

Being very kind, Lord Shiva blesses his pilgrims and accomplishes their wishes. Start your Amarnath Yatra 2013, chanting this holy mantra, “Har Har Mahadev”. God bless you!!