Amarnath – Yatra of true devotion

Tirth Yatra is one of the major traditions of our Hindu culture. Yatra is basically a pilgrimage to holy places such as confluences of sacred rivers, places associated with Hindu epics, and other sacred pilgrimage sites. It is commonly attempted in groups, the journey itself is as important as the destination, and the hardships of travel serve as an act of devotion in themselves. Likewise, Amarnath Yatra is one of the hardest pilgrimage sites to go for, it is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar, It is all surrounded by snow.ImageSource

Inside the 40 m (130 ft) high Amarnath cave, a stalagmite is shaped due to freezing of water drops that fall from the top of the cave on to the floor and develops vertically from the cave floor. It is considered to be a Shiv Ling, and people trek there to see that Shiv Ling. Amarnath Yatra is an incredibly difficult terrain wrought with risks at every step. Travelers have to often overcome not just jagged paths and extremely high altitudes, but also sleet, snow, and pounding rain. But devotees do not care about these challenges, they always prepared themselves for the nastiest, they believe that Journeying without dangers is of no use if we sincerely want to visit Bhagwan Shiv.

This Amarnath Yatra is organized every year by the Jammu & Kashmir government between the months of July and August, depending on the weather conditions. Because the weather plays a crucial role in this trekking Since travelers must endure altitudes of nearly 3,900 meters above sea level.ImageSource

The yatra is usually undertaken either from Srinagar or Pahalgam. It becomes at least five days’ journey by walking. There are other routes too but it is filled with deadly risks. People don’t care about all the risks, they visit carefree as they believe that, this devotion may lead them to the forgiveness of God for their all bad deeds, even if God doesn’t forgive but it is worth the risk to have a glance of the naturally formed beautiful Shiv ling.