Shri Amarnath Ji

"For those who journey with faith, it is a rewarding experience, this simple visitation to a cave-shrine, the home of the Himalayan mendicant who is both destroyer and healer, the greatest of the Hindu God"

Anantnag District is famous for the Amarnathji cave situated at Mount Amarnath whose altitude is about 5,486m above sea level. The world famous shrine of Amarnathji is situated about 48 Kms. from Pahalgam and attracts devotees from all over India. It is located in the upper reaches of District Anantnag at an altitude of about 13,000 ft. from the sea level. Because of this height, the cave is covered with snow for most of the year. Only for a short period in summer, the entrance is accessible. The cave is an ice cave, it contains a certain amount of ice stalagmites.
The cave is a holy place for Hindu pilgrims, because of its ice content. The ice pillar present inside the cave is also called ice lingham, the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Two smaller ice stalagmite represent Parvati, his wife, and Ganesha, his son. The Hindu pilgrims also believe, that the height of the lingham increases and decreases with the phases of the moon. In the month of Shravan, on the full moon in August, thousands of Hindus go on a pilgrimage up to the cave. At this time the lingam reaches its biggest size.
The majority community in the district always welcomes the devotees with wide open arms, while the yatries are on their  way to and from the cave. Enroute one come across scenic beauty of Chandanwari, Sheshnag and Panjtarni.
The temples of Mattan, Martand, Anantnag and Bijbehara which fall enroute are also worth seeing.



Discovery of Cave

Significance of Cave

How to Reach

Tips about Yatra

Do's & Dont's for Yatra

List of Service Providers (Tents/ Shops) selected through Draw of Lots for the year 2015


Action Plan  SHRI AMARNATH JI Yatra 2016

Yatra Officer

Useful Link :- Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board

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