Lord Shiva Temple Amarnath Yatra
AMARNATH CAVE is a Hindu devotional place located in Jammu and Kashmir, India at a height of 3,888 m (12,756 ft). This shrine is very important among Hindus and is considered to be one of the holiest Shrine in Hinduism. This cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. Moreover, the cave itself is surrounded by snow throughout the year except for a short span of time in summers. As a result, it is open for pilgrims at this time. Thousands of devotees from all over the World, visit the Amaranth cave to see the almighty Ice Lingam. For Amarnath Yatra, prior registration is quite necessary. Without registration, you cannot visit the holy place.Amarnath Yatra, prior registration is quite necessary. Without registration, you cannot visit the holy place.
Amarnath Yatra: History
It is believed that there was a legendary king Aryaraja who used to worship a lingam which is made of ice in Kashmir.
Amarnath Yatra: Discovery of Holy Cave
There are many stories relating to the discovery of this holy cave. It is believed that, In the 15th century, this cave was discovered by a shepherd. Other stories provide us with the information about Bhrigu Muni. It was believed that the Vale of Kashmir was submerged under water. Kashyapa Muni drained it through a series of rivulets and rivers. As a result, when the water drained, Bhrigu Muni was the first one to have Darshan of Lord Amarnath. Consequently, when people came to know about the lingam, it became a holy place for all the devotees of Lord Bholenath.
Amarnath Yatra: Terms And Conditions
Amarnath Yatra is organised every year in the month of June (last week) and July (first week).
As Amarnath Yatra is quite a risky affair, you should have to follow some Do’s and Don’t during the Yatra.
Do’s DURING THE YATRA:
- Carry sufficient woollen clothes as the temperature may fall unexpectedly.
- Due to unpredictable weather, you must carry waterproof shoes, wind cheater, raincoat and umbrella.
- Use the waterproof bag to keep your eatables and clothes.
- Keep a note in your pocket which contains your name/address, mobile/telephone number of any of our co-yatri, for emergency purpose.
- Carry your identity proof/driving licence and yatra permit with you.
- Do travel in groups along with porters/horses/ponies.
- Ensure that all the group members remain in your sight.
- Seek the immediate help of the police in case any of your members are missing.
- Help your co-yatris and travel with a pious mind.
- Strictly follow the instructions issued by the yatra administration.
- For any assistance, contact SASB Camp Directors / nearest Yatra Control room.
Don’t DURING THE YATRA:
- For women Yatris: You must not wear sarees during the yatra. Pant shirt, track pants, etc is advised.
- Don’t walk barefoot or without woollen clothing
- Pregnant women are not allowed to take the yatra.
- Children below 13 years of age and elders above the age of 75 years shall not be permitted to undertake the yatra.
- Don’t use slippers, use trekking shoes instead.
- Don’t attempt short cuts on the route
- Commencement of journey should not do empty stomach.
- Don’t stop at places which are mark by the warning.
Do not bring with you any polyethene material as its use is banned in J&K and is punishable under law.
PRECAUTIONS RELATING TO HEALTH:
- Prepare yourself for the yatra by starting morning/evening walk at least 1 month prior to the yatra.
- Start doing breathing exercise and yoga.
- In the case of any pre-existing medical condition, consult your physician before going to the yatra.
- Drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration and headaches.
Having a health certificate is compulsory before boarding for the Amarnath yatra.
Booking For Amarnath Yatra:
Prior to the booking for Amarnath Yatra. One can get himself/herself registered for the same. He/she should comply with the terms and conditions of the yatra. They can get the complete details from the official site of Shri Amarnath Ji shrine.
For more information, you can visit the official
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