Amarnath temple is committed to a cave there which is an important shrine in Hinduism. It has a great significance among Hindus with respect for Lord Shiva – the one among Trimurti.
The Hindu trinity which includes, Brahma – the creator of the universe, Vishnu – the preserver, and Lord Shiva – the destroyer. Lord Shiva is known as Mahadev, Bhole Nath, Shankar, Shiv, Neelkanth, etc, and every name has a different reason for it.
He reflects his personality which is altogether the one unique in itself. He is believed to be the God of the cemetery. The deity is worshipped by the people with outmost faith in India as for being the one with supreme powers.
According to the Hindu calendar, the fifth month of the year is Shraavana, which is popular among people by Sawan. This month is considered as the month of Lord Shiva as is dedicated to him by worshipping in different ways.
Amaranth is the one among the most sacred destinations in India and also has great importance. The cave remains surrounded with snowy mountains throughout the year.
It is situated at an altitude of around 5,186 meters in Jammu and Kashmir. To reach the place, the pilgrims require to pass through the Pahalgam.
It gets open for such a short period of a month only i.e, in the month of Sawan which falls in July or August. Every year, lakhs of pilgrims visit there with prestige, (known as Amarnath Yatra) to see the freezing Shiva-ling there that get establishes itself by the water drops that fall from the roof of the cave.
There is a mythological belief about a couple of white pigeons who live there in the cave and are rear to be seen by anyone. It is believed that this couple has a boon of being immortal by the deity, Lord Shiva.
Amarnath is also considered as the one among the 51 Shakti Peethas, where the body parts of the corpse Devi Sati fell.
Kawar Yatra is also done by the devotees of Lord Shiva once during the year in the month of Sawan. The Yatra is done on foot, but one can do as per the suitability.
Pilgrims from all over India visit the religious places like Haridwar, Gaumukh, Gangotri, Neelkanth, etc to get the holy water of river Ganga to dispense as offering to the Shiva-ling in their locals on the auspicious day of Shivratri.
Many more interesting things are done in this optimistic month of Sawan. Also, it is the symbol for the beginning of the festivals in India.