Saturday, January 3, 2009
The holy Amarnath cave is located near the India-China border hundreds of kilometers away from Srinagar
Inside the Amarnath Cave lies the ice Shiva Linga which is visited by the Hindu pilgrims
The cylindrical ice formation resembling shiva-lingamelts during May to August and gradually wanes thereafter is a stalgamite.
This is a natural phenomenon and is believed to be a shrine of Lord Shiva.
Thousands of tourists visit the place which takes almost 2 days to cover the trip on feet from Baltal.