The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra)

Tripoto
1st Sep 2018
Day 1

When we say "Amarnath Yatra" the first thing comes our mind the holy cave the shivalinga which is made by snow from its own. Every year Yatra start from 1st-3rd week of June and end till 1st-3rd week of August by Shirne Board. In these Yatra people Haas some restrictions like ladies who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed, children below 13 year of age and elderly person above 75 years shall not be allowed. The holy cave is situated in 13200-13800 ft.above sea level for "Amarnath ji Yatra" physical fitness is a challenge task because the high altitude trek to holy cave involves exposure to extreme cold,low humidity Amarnath Yatra is not a easy Yatra you are going for trekking more than 13000 ft. so you have to carry some extraordinary things like umbrella, raincoat,tourch, waterproof trekking shoes,jacker , trouser,cap , dry fruits etc. Registration is a important part of the Yatra if you don't have registration you can't able to get permit for Yatra for registration it will be online and offline if you doing online you need medical certificate that you are absolutely fit and commercial to Jammu show the certificate then the Yatra medical team (group of doctor) also check if satisfied that you are fit then you get permit otherwise not. What I did I take offline process it start just 2 days before Yatra in Jammu (shri vashino dham,Kalika dham, Saraswati dham) so we reached there and take domentary room in vashino dham it cost150/ bed and the form line start 2 am and counter open at 7am it's a huge line these form distributes from Jammu main bazar you must come with your proper documents (adhar card,voter ID etc) by showing document they verify then they give that registration form but one thing I miss to tell that there are two way to go "Amarnath Yatra" one is from Pahalgam and other one is Baltal but if you are going from Baltal you miss that beauty, adventure of trekking, exploring different places on the way,snow covered everywhere you feel like you are climing Everest it feel amazing if choose pahalgam route. After fill the form main work was medical checkup there are more than 5 doctor if they think that you are fit than you get permit. After getting permit we hire a car from Jammu for Amarnath ji yatra it cost ₹15000  we have 8 friends so we distribute the price we hire car for 5 days on that day we reached
"pahalgam  " beautiful senario of mountain with apple alpine farming at one point of time I through iam I foreign(Europe) it will take your soul that's why Kashmir called the paradise and the river which flow near pahalgam has a no. Of picnic spot and good photos section zone.

After exploring pahalgam we reached which is our next stop was"chandanwari" from there the Yatra begin we take rest because the Yatra start from 3am to end 2pm every day it was the first day of Yatra people are crazy. Before coming for Yatra we booked betab valley hotel it's a famous hotel in chandanwari and it's has own resort. The resort is so famous tourist never miss without exploring or clicking picture before going to bed.

The next morning it was so cold and cencus drop to 2°c we don't want out from our bed but it was 2 am so we take our bath because Yatra start within few hour and we are almost ready before we leave we check everything. Then we check out it was 3.30 am yatra already started From chandanwari to Yatra check post was 10 km the car which we hire that car cannot go to the check post so we talk with hotel staff they arrange car for us they charge ₹1000 chandanwari to checkpost. After reaching checkpost they check our registration permit and check our bag and all. After checking Yatra begin taking the name of " har har Mahadev" with the crowd. There are many free meal stall for the pilgrimage and they give juice, chocolate,candy which is easy to carry in Yatra Our first stop was "pissu top" which was 4-6 km from checkpost it was 11600 ft. from sea level when we reached every where is full of snow and there are some stall who gives free meal to the pilgrimage
Then we reached sheshnag an the sound is horrible the sound is so sharp that I can hear from 5km away it's like something in the lake(jheel). In sheshnag jheel lord Shiva leave his snake  and people still believe that the snake has 7 head and  live in that lake. When we reached the time was 3pm Yatra stop and there is tent wala who give tenet on rent it cost ₹250 / head when I asked from horsepuller some tent wala and few army they confirmed that 7 head snake still live in the lake.

Next morning we start our journey after taking free meal our next stop was "Mahagunus Top" which was almost more than 14300ft when we reached suddenly the climate change we are in free meal camp in Mahagunus Top for 3 hr when weather become normal army

announced and Yatra again start these is the place where lord Shiva leave his son Ganesha while going in the holy cave
After leaving Mahagunus Top our next stop was panchtarni it's a place when you see the 5 mountain side by side and we are going middle of that 5 mountain it was an amazing experience
Without wasting any time we will leave for our next stop was Sangam it's a place where 2 way one from Baltal and other from Pahalgam come together when we reached Sangam Yatra already stop because it was 3pm going on and we hire tent agian we are almost 5 km away from the holy Cave

Next morning we are excited to see the natural shivalinga when we see the shivalinga it was huge it was more than 20-22 ft formed with snow.when iam coming out from cave everyone start searching for 2 pegion they say they are amar( never die) because they hear the whole story of amar and finally I see that 2 pegion inside the cave it was an amazing experience after darshan we take Baltal route our car is in parking lot. After darshan we are hurry we want to explore kashmir also .

Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
Photo of The holy cave(Amarnath ji Yatra) by Deep Das
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