The most lovable and enchanting Deity of Hindu Mythology is Lord Shiva. He has been worshiped with great devotion and utmost dedication on various Hindu festivals in distinct religious vicinity. His fervent followers annually visit Amarnath Cave; the dead esteemed place with intense and passionate enthusiasm known as Amarnath Yatra. They start their divinest journey on the felicitous occasion of Shravan Maas during the month of July & August to praise Lord Shiva every year.
When would be Amarnath Yatra this year and Where?
Start Date: Tuesday, 02 July 2019
End Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Location: Amarnath Cave, Kashmir
Amarnath Yatra is known to be the toughest sacred journey towards lord Shiva’s divine Cave. This year, It will be going to start by Tuesday, 02 July till Thursday, 15 August 2019. It is scheduled for a total duration of 48 days to revere Lord Shiva in his lingam form. Zillions of avid Shiva admirers and worshippers trek this rugged and enthralling route towards the snowy mountains of Himalayan with a great zeal from all the corners of the world. On the hillocks of Himalaya, Amarnath Cave is situated at a distance of 140 kilometers from the capital- Srinagar in Jammu-Kashmir. It begins with a 43 kilometers mountainous trek from the Nunwan and Chandanwari base camps at Pahalgam and reaches cave-shrine after night halts at Sheshnag Lake and Panchtarni camps.
What is the Reason Behind this Divine Amarnath Yatra?
Every single season experiences the fall of snow over the Amarnath Cave and the alluring surrounding around is mostly covered by snowpacks all the time. In the entire year, monsoon season is the only time when Shiva followers can take a glance of snow- coated Shivlinga inside the holy Amarnath Cave. Thus, a horde of devotees can be seen inside and out on the picturesque hills and one can actually relish its natural beauty. The main reason behind the visit to this holy place is- As per Hindu Beliefs, it is believed that the fascinating ice Lingam that shapes inside Amarnath Cave is worth-seeing at the time of Shravan Maas as it gradually changes (grows and shrinks out) according to the lunar cycle.
How is it celebrated among the followers of Hinduism?
On Shravan Maas(month), an annual journey- Amarnath Yatra towards Himalaya is observed. Lord Shiva is venerated in his Lingam (Shivlinga) Avatar on wide range of Himalayan Regions in the alluring ice-covered cave- Amarnath Gufa (Cave). A very large number of enthusiasts throng on the Himalaya ranges and a fervid atmosphere is endured to venerate Lord. Trippers interestingly trek through the lofty mountains to take a look of their favourite divinity in his best appearance. This is how lord’s ideal festival is commemorated among the Hindus.
How to choose the most delightful route for the Yatra?
Everyone wishes to take immense blessings and boons from Lord Shiva. They travel towards the most enthralling route, just for an isolated glimpse of ice-engulfed Shiva-Lingam on the top of the Himalaya vicinity. They merely take different routes for Amarnath Yatra from each terminal zone of India as well as outside it for his utterance of blessings to be showered upon them. With the help of distinct route-planners and trip-advisors, they draft their journey during Shravana Maas (month) in the month of July-August.
However a planned itinerary is always a good option, if you are going on a long route. One should take care of the things, such as- how to go, when to go and who will plan the expedition map for us?