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Shri Amarnath Yatra 2013

Sri Amarnath Yatra 2013

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amarnath yatra by helicopterAn Introduction Of Sri Amarnathyatra
Amarnath Yatra : Holy Amarnath Cave ( Temple) is situated 144 kms east to Srinagar - Jammu & Kashmir state. Lord Amarnath is in the form of an ice Silva-lingam. On the full moon day the lingam is approx 6 ft high. In Rigveda it is said "Ekam Sat" means "There is one Being, whom sages calls by many names. The Supreme Power (Parmeshwar) has three deities who carry on the world called - The Trinity . Lord Brahma - creator of World, Lord Vishnu - Perpetuator of life and Lord Shiva (Mahesh) - the purifier and perpetuator of good and destroyer of evil. Lord Shiva is known as Rudra in Rig Veda as in its following verse. " We Worship Tryambaka (Rudra), Who spread Fragrance and Increases Nourishment, May He release me, like the cucumber from its stem , From Mortal Life , But not From Immorality . "

Amarnath - One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Parvati the secret of creation in a cave in Amarnath. Unknown to them, a pair of doves eavesdropped on this conversation and having learnt the secret, are reborn again and again, and have made the cave their eternal abode. Yajur veda refers lord Shiva as an ascetic warrior Whose robe is of Deer Skin and carries Damru and Trishul. As referred by the verse "Satyam - Shivam - Sundaram, one life must have three facets Satyam - Truth, Shivam - Good and Sundram - Beautiful. 

Lord Shiva is immortal god who lives on Kailash ( Himalayas). Rig Veda - one of the famous four Veda's as per hindu mythology narrates lord Shiva existance in the hymns. Vedic myths, astronomy and hindu rituals testifies to lord Shiva existence from the dawn of time .The Mohenjo daro and Harapa exclavation confirm Lord Shiva worship in ancient India. With reference to older books and scriptures, lord Shiva residence is at three places - The Kailash Parvat , Lohit Giri where Brahamputra flows and Muzwan Parvat in Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra tour Packages

It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus - about 400,000 people visit during the 45-day season around the festival of Shravani Mela in July-August, coinciding with the Hindu holy month of Shravan.
For Amarnath Yatra devotees generally take the 42 km (26 mi) pilgrimage on foot from the town of Pahalgam, about 96 km (60 mi) from Srinagar, and cover the journey in four to five days. There are two alternate routes to the temple: the longer and more traditional path from Srinagar, and the shorter route from the town of Baltal. Some devotees, particularly the elderly, also ride on horse-back to make the journey. Chopper is now the most convineant way to visit the holy place. Choppers are available from Baltal and Pahalgam

How to Reach
Holy Shrine of Shi Amarnath is Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The main routes for yatra are by Pahalgam and Baltal. Yatris can perform yatra by trek and by Helicopter both from these places. The baltal route is shorter for trek and takes around 24 Hrs bothways. From Pahalgam the journey is around 33 Kms and takes around 3 Days via Chandanwari – Sheshnag – Panchtari – Hioly cave and back via same route. 

By Air: Devotees can reach Srinagar by Air. Srinagar has now brand new Airport and all the domestic airline operator have daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi, Jammu and Mumbai. (Indigo, Kingfisher,Jet Airways, Air India, Go Air, Spicejet)

By Train: Jammu is the nearest train station to Kashmir which is 290 kms from Srinagar. Jammu is a well connected to the major cities of India. Regular buses and taxi operates from Jammu to Srinagar and Pahalgam. 

By Road: Srinagar is connected by major cities by Bus. During Yatra luxury buses also operates from Delhi / Chandigarh / Jammu and other neighbouring cities.


  1. Nice tour package of amaranth temple. Nice place to visit. In India there are many places to enjoy para gliding.In North India, Manali in himachal Pradesh also provide opportunity to enjoy para gliding.Himachal Tourism


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