The History of Amarnath Temple
Every year hundreds of thousands of devotees visit Amarnath, Kailash and Mansarovar shrines in Himalaya. Hundreds of kilometers to travel, why? This belief does not grow up only. Amarnath’s visit between Shiva’s beloved superhumas, or full moon full moon till the month of Shravan, seems to be relevant to the devotees due to the secrets related to themselves.
Baba Amarnath History:
OnceGoddess ParvatiaskedLord Mahadev(Shiv ji),”why is it that you are immortal but I have to come after new birth, after every birth and again you have to get after a lot of tenacity. When I have to get you, then why my austerity and such a difficult test? What are the secrets of getting Naramund Mala lying in your throat and immortal?”
Mahadev did not consider it appropriate to answer the questions of goddess Parvati before, but due to reapeted inquiries of goddess Parvati, he had to tell her some hidden secrets.
Baba Amarnath Gufa:
According to mythological beliefs, the cave of Amarnath is the place where Lord Shiva had told the secret ofGodess Parvatibeingimmortal, during that time there were no other creatures in the ‘two Jyoti’. Neither Mahadev’s Nandi nor his serpent, neither Ganesh nor Ganga nor Kartikey.
Both pigeons kept listening, when ka Mahadev’s meditation on Parvati came to an end, they came to know that she was sleeping. So who was listening to the story? After seeing his eyes on two pigeons, Mahadev got angry. At the same place, the pair of pigeons came to his shelter and said, God has listened to you from the Amarkatha.
If you kill us then this story will be false, give us the path. On this, Mahadev gave him a boon that you will always live in this place in the symbol of Shiva and Parvati. Finally this pair of pigeon became immortal and this cave became a testimony to the story of Amarkatha. In this way the name of this place was Amarnath.
It is believed that today the devotees of the two pigeons see philosophy. In Amarnath cave, it is also a miracle of nature that on the special days of worshiping Shiva, ice shivlaging takes its shape. Shivaling here is nothing short of surprising. In the sacred cave, different patterns of snow produced from Mother Parvati and Shrigagnesh can also be seen.