About Amarnath Yatra
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Amarnath Yatra is said to be 5000 years old. Located in Jammu & Kashmir, Amarnath Cave is situated at a height of 14000fts above sea level. Inside the Amarnath Cave lies an Ice Lingam/Shiv Linga, which waxes during May to August and gradually wanes thereafter. Devotees from all over the world visit Amarnath Cave for the Darshan of Ice Lingam along with two other ice formations representing Shri Ganesh and Mata Parvati. According to Hindu Mythology, it is here in the cave of Amarnath, Lord Shiva disclosed the secrets of immortality to his wife Parvati and this cave has become the sacred place of Hindu community.
Registration of Yatra
The Yatris who are interested in performing Amarnath Yatra are required to get themselves registered. The registration form can be obtained from J&K Bank located all over India. The Yatris who are going for Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter are not required to register themselves.
Time of Yatra
The Amarnath Yatra takes place in the month of July - August every year depending upon the weather.
Duration of Amarnath Yatra
The Amarnath Shrine board decides the duration of the Amarnath Yatra. Usually it is between 45-60 Days.
Cloting & Accessoties
- Track pants or trousers
- T – Shirts
- Sweaters / Jackets
- Pair of woolen / Cotton socks
- Hat (wool if cold) and sunglasses
- Warm clothing (i.e. synthetic fleece)
- Comfortable footwear
- Toilet paper/tissue
- Camera and film
- Small notebook and pens