Om Namo Venkatesaya

Secret behind Amarathnath Yatra; a journey made against all odds

Thousands of devotees make a dangerous trip to Amarnath, the abode of ice Shiva linga in the Himalayas. The journey is not easy. It is made against all odds. The devotees trek the rising hills, where oxygen becomes rare. The journey is through narrow paths over the hills. One negligent step could spell death. Why then do thousands make this 'yatra' year after year? It is because of the Ice Linga that appears atop the hills, for just 45 days. After that it simply melts. The huge cave where the ice takes the form of Siva Linga is one of the biggest in the world. Devotees trek all the way up to the cave to view the Ice Linga and cherish it for the rest of their lives.