Shri Amarnath Cave
Amarnath Cave Temple is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m, about 141 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, reached through Pahalgam town.
One of the Holy trinity, Lord Shiva is a living God. The most ancient and sacred book of India, the ‘Rig Veda’ evokes his presence in its hymns. Vedic myths, ritual and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time.
Lord Shiva is known to have made his adobe in the Himalayas. He built no house nor shelter, not for himself or his consort, Goddess Parvati. He was an ascetic, and yet married; He could be both for “He is the God sporting in the forest or taking his ease on a cloud.”
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 40th Board Meeting held here today at Raj Bhavan. Regarding the duration and date of commencement of the Yatra 2021, the Board, keeping in view the foremost concern of the safety and security of the pilgrims, decided that a 56-days Yatra would commence on 28th June, 2021, on auspicious day of Ashaad Chaturthi as per Hindu Calendar, and conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on 22nd August, 2021.