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Amarnath yatra 2022: know the ancient history about Amarnath yatra

My jyotish expert Updated 20 Jul 2022 12:54 PM IST
Amarnath yatra
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Amarnath Yatra is a long and arduous journey to the Amarnath Cave located in Pahalgam, Jammu, and Kashmir. This temple is situated at an altitude of 3,888 meters in the Himalayas. Every year thousands of pilgrims climb to the heights to worship the Shiva Linga made of ice. According to mythology, Lord Shiva told the secret of his immortality here. It is said that the Amarnath shrine was discovered by Bhrigu Muni. At the same time, it is also popular in folk beliefs that this cave was discovered by a Muslim shepherd. How much truth is there in these things, for this many facts will need to be understood and at the same time, the authenticity of the truth religiously goes ahead only on the strength of our faith and belief. 

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Folk tale history 
According to folklore, the cave was discovered in 1850 by a shepherd named Buta Malik, who was a Muslim. He was grazing his cattle in the mountain when a Sufi saint gave him a bag of coal, which turned out to be gold. . He went back to thank the saint but found the cave and the Shiva Linga. Earlier the descendants of Buta Malik were the custodians of the dargah. The priests of the Dashnami Akhara and Purohit Sabha Mattan looked after the holy site, but later, the Amarnath Shrine Board was formed to look after the affairs of the temple, which is headed by the state governor. 

  Lord Shiva is seated in the form of the Amarnath cave temple 
  The Shivling is formed due to the freezing of water droplets falling on the floor from the ceiling of the Amarnath mountain cave. Parvati and Ganesh are also present here in two smaller forms. 

It is mentioned in the ancient Hindu texts of Mahabharata and Puranas that the lingam represents Shiva. According to religious beliefs, it is said that the lingam increases and decreases with the side of the Moon. According to religious beliefs, this is the place where Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to his divine consort Parvati. 

The book Rajatarangini refers to Krishnanta or Amarnath. It is believed that, in the 11th century AD, Queen Suryamati gifted the Trishul, Banalinga, and other sacred symbols to this temple. There is a detailed reference to the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave temple at Rajavalipataka initiated by Prajayabhata. Apart from this, the mention of this pilgrimage is found in many other ancient texts. 

According to legend, Sage Bhrigu was the first to discover Amarnath. A long time ago, it is believed that the valley of Kashmir was submerged under water, and sage Kashyap channelled it through a series of rivers and streams. As a result, when the water drained out, Bhrigu was the first to see Shiva at Amarnath. Subsequently, when people heard about the lingam, it became the abode of Shiva for all and became a place of pilgrimage, which is traditionally visited by lakhs of people during the month of Sawan in July and August. According to the researchers and according to the belief of the local people, the Gadaria community was the first to discover the Amarnath cave and saw the first glimpse of Shiva. At the same time, the arguments of religious stories and historians appear somewhat different from this. Whatever the truth, one thing is really that this place of devotion, faith, and love is going to make everyone's heart happy.

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