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AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« on: February 14, 2015, 03:03:46 AM »
 
AMARNATH yatra 2015 is starting from 2nd july 2015 to 19 aug 2015 and Registration Process will start from 1 march.

You need compulsory health certificate before seeking registration from list of nominated doctors/institute


List is not updated yet, may be on 1 st march it will be updated

All Registrations for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2015 to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath are made against a prescribed Registration Fom. The Requisite Application Form is made available online to all the Yatris who wish to undertake the Yatra as well as through branches of designated banks across India.

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History of Amarnath Yatra

Behind the discovery of the Holy Shrine lies an interesting story. Centuries ago Maa Parvati asked Shivji to let her know why and when he started wearing the beads of heads (Mund Mala), to which Bhole Shankar replied, “whenever you are born I add more heads to my bead”. Parvati said, “I die again and again, but you are Immortal. Please tell me the reason behind this”. "Bhole Shankar replied that for this you will have to listen to the Amar Katha"Shiv agreed to narrate the detailed story to Maa Parvati. He started for a lonely place where no living being could listen to the immortal secret and ultimately chose Amarnath Cave. In the hush-hush, he left his Nandi (the Bull which He used to ride) at Pahalgam. At Chandanwari, he released Moon (Chand) from his hair (Jataon). At the banks of Lake Sheshnag, he released the snakes. He decided to leave his Son Ganesha at Mahagunas Parvat. At Panjtarni, Shivji left the Five Elements behind Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky which give birth to life and of which he is the Lord.  After leaving behind all these, Bhole Shankar entered the Holy Amarnath Cave along with Parvati Maa and took his Samadhi. To ensure that no living being is able to hear the Immortal Tale, he created Kalagni and ordered him to spread fire to eliminate every living thing in and around the Holy Cave. After this he started narrating the secret of immortality to Maa Parvati. But as a matter of chance a pair of pigeons overhead the story and became immortal.

Many pilgrims report seeing the pair of pigeons at the Holy Shrine even today and are amazed as to how these birds survive in such a cold and high altitude area

The Holy CaveSituated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley, Amarnath Shrine stands at 3,888 m, 46 Km from Pahalgam and 14 Kms from Baltal. Though the original pilgrimages subscribes that the yatra (journey) be undertaken from Srinagar, the more common practice is to begin journey at Chandanwari, and cover the distance to Amarnathji and back in five days. Pahalgam is 96 Kms from Srinagar.Amarnathji is considered to be one of the major Hindu Dhams. The holy cave is the abode of Lord Shiva. The guardian of the absolute, Lord Shiva, the destroyer, is enshrined in the form of an ice-lingamin this cave. This lingam is formed naturally, which is believed to wax and wane with the moon.
 
Discovery of Holy Cave
 
 Although the existence of the Holy Cave has been mentioned in the Puranas, the popular story narrated by people about the re-discovery of this Holy Cave is of a shepherd Buta Malik. Story goes like this:   a saint gave Buta Malik a bag full of Coal. On reaching his home when he opened the bag, to his utter surprise the bag was full of gold coins. This overwhelmed him with joy. He ran to thank the Saint. But the Saint had disappeared. Instead, he found The Holy Cave and the Ice Shiv Lingam there in. He announced this discovery to the Villagers. Then onwards this became a sacred place of Pilgrimage.


The Eternal Shiva

The ancient epics narrate another story. The valley of Kashmir was under water. It was all a big lake. Kashyap Rishi drained the water through a  number of rivers and rivulets. In those days Bhrigu Rishi came that way on a visit to The Himalayas. He was the first to have Darshan of this Holy Cave. When people heard of the Lingam, Amarnath for them became Shiva's abode and a Centre of pilgrimage.Since then Lacs of devotees perform the pilgrimage through tough terrain and achieve eternal happiness. The trek to Amarnath, in the month of sharavan (July-August) has the devout flock to this incredible shrine, where the image of Shiva, in the form of a Lingam, is formed naturally of an Ice Stalagmite which is believed to wax and wane with the Moon's cycle. By its side are fascinating, two more Ice Lingams, that of Maa Parvati and of their son, Ganesha

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How to Reach 
Srinagar, the nearest aerodrome, has world famous sights to see, such as Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Shankaracharya Temple and Mughal gardens like Shalimar, Nishat and Cheshma-shahi.  Known as "Paradise on earth" and being the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, the city is well connected by air and road. There are daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi and Jammu. On certain weekdays flights also pickup passengers from Chandigarh and Leh.
 
 By Rail
 
 Jammu is the nearest Railway Station. Jammu is the  winter Capital of Jammu & Kashmir. Also known as "CITY OF TEMPLES", one may visit old temples such as Raghunath Temple, Mahadev Mandir and other temples. Railway station is very well connected and there are lots of express trains to various towns in India.
 
 
 
 By Road
 
 Jammu and Srinagar are also connected through road. Buses and Taxies are  available for this part of the journey. These can be hired on daily as well as on full tour basis.

Traditional route
A. JAMMU-Pahalgam-Holy Cave

B. JAMMU-Baltal-Holy Cave




From Jammu: How to Reach Amarnath Holy Cave:
 
 
A. JAMMU - PAHALGAM - HOLY CAVEJammu to Pahalgam (315 km) - The distance between Jammu to Pahalgam can be covered  by taxi / buses which are available at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K Govt.,Raghunath Bazaar only early in the morning. Another option is going to Srinagar by air and then proceeding to Pahalgam by road.PAHALGAM - HOLY CAVE

PAHALGAM
 
 Situated 96 Kms from Srinagar, Pahalgam is known all over the world for its beauty. Lidder and Aru Rivers and high mountains kiss the valley. Good Hotels are available for accommodation. Arrangements for free Langars (food kiosks) are also made by Non Government Organisations at Nunwan Yatri Camp, 6 kms. short of Pahalgam. Pilgrims camp at Pahalgam for the first night.
 
 
 
CHANDANWARI
 
 
The distance from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is 16 kms Mini buses run from Pahalgam to reach Chandanwari. The trail runs along the Lidder River with a fabulous scenic view. There are many Langars that offer food to the Yatris.
 
 
 
 PISSU TOP
 
 As the Yatra proceeds further from Chandanwari one climbs a height to reach Pissu Top. It is said that to be the first to reach for darshan of Bhole Nath Shivshankar, there was a war between Devtas and Rakshas. With the power of Shiv, devtas could kill the rakshas in such large number that the heap of their dead bodies resulted in this high mountain.
 
 
 
 
SHESHNAG
 
 Sheshnag – is actually a mountain which derives its name from its Seven Peaks, resembling the heads of the mythical snake. The second night's camp at Sheshnag overlooks the deep bluewaters of Sheshnag lake, and glaciers beyond. There are legends of love and revenge too associated with Sheshnag, and at the camp these are narrated by campfires. The stillness of the Himalayan night increases your inner joy. Once you take bath and enjoy the scenic view, life takes a whole new meaning altogether.

PANCHTARNI
 
 From Sheshnag one has to climb a steep height across Mahagunas Pass at 4276 mtrs.(14000 ft) for 4.6 Km and then descend to the meadow lands of Panjtarni at a height of 3657 mtrs (12000 ft). Due to cold harsh winds it is strongly recommended that Yatris should carry their quota of  Woolens and Vaseline! Some Yatris are also affected bydeficiency of oxygen. Some may get the feeling of nausea. Dry fruits, sour and sweet eatables like Lemon appear to control these symptoms but it is best to contact the nearest medical post immediately. The route to Mahagunas is full of rivulets, water falls and springs. At Panjtarni, at the feet of BHAIRAV MOUNT, Five Rivers flow which apparently originated from Lord Shiva's Hair (Jataon). Pilgrims camp at Panjtarni on the 3rd night.
 
THE HOLY CAVE SHRI AMARNATH
 
 On the way to The Holy Cave, one comes across the Sangam of Amravati and Panjtarni rivers. Some pilgrims take bath at Amravati near the Holy Cave before going for Darshan. There are two smaller Shivlings one of Maa Parvati and other of Shri Ganesh. It may be noted that after having early Darshan of the Shiv Linga at Holy Cave, one can return to Panjtarni well in time the same day.


JAMMU-BALTAL-HOLY CAVESonamarg-Baltal  From Jammu, one has to go by road to Srinagar and then to reach Baltal via Sonamarg.Baltal- Holy Cave This is a 14 km. steep trek – one way. Only the very fit can go and come back the same day after trekking for 28 kms. It is possible to hire ponies or palkies. Baltal is, more popular because of its shorter distance.


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Re: AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 11:22:49 AM »
In a way.. Amarnath Yatra can be amongst best ever treks anywhere in the world
Leave the trail, wherever you travel.

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Re: AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 02:43:49 PM »
What is the minimum time required for this holy trip to Amarnath?

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Re: AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 01:19:56 PM »
@amit1984 ... couln't agree more :)

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Re: AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 01:25:36 PM »
it all depends on availability of permit at  chandanwari. suppose you have permit for date 22 feb (it's an example)

your itinerary will be like this

20 feb night  board train to jammu from delhi

21 feb morning reached jammu, board taxi for pahalgam

21 feb night stay at pahalgam

22 feb board taxi for chandanwari, if you have permit for this date

if you are good trekker you can cover 30 km and reach panjtarni by 7 pm in evening,initial start upto pissutop is a bit tough because of respectable vertical elevation and after pissutop to seshnag the elevation won't bother you. After seshnag upto ganeshtop elevation is good (highest of this trek). There will be snow and altitude is high so you will be out of breath easily. After this upto poshpatri it's a descending path

22 feb night stay at poshpatri

23 feb morning cover remaining 5km for the holy cave
after Darshan you can follow the baltal trail and it's a 14 km descending rough path , you will reach down by 4 hrs but as it's an all sand path so you will start with a young look black hairs and black jacket and will reach down with all sand on you

take a short break at baltal and board a taxi for sri nagar

23 feb night -either stay at sri nagar or board for jammu 

24 feb morning - depending on your decision which you took on 23 feb night , either you will start from jammu to delhi or from sri nagar to jammu
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 02:07:13 AM »
Ok... great.. I may not go this year... but can really plan for next year lookin at this schedule... I really want to do this hike/trek/yatra.

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Re: AMARNATH YATRA 2015
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 01:37:58 PM »
I also want to go but let's see.. when does Bholenath call! :)


 


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