Holy temple of Lord Shiva – Amarnath is located in Srinagar, Kashmir and situated on Mount Amarnath. Amarnath yatra has a religious significance for Hindus as they believe it is an entry door of heaven.This pilgrimage is one of the toughest pilgrimages across the world. The shrine is said to be 5,000 yrs old. The shrine forms an important part of Hindu mythology.
Inside of Amarnath Ji Cave, Lies an Ice Stalagmite resembling Shiva Linga, which waxes during May to August Month and gradually melt thereafter Pilgrimage. This Lingam is said to grow and shrink with the stages of the moon, reaching its height during the summer festival "Amarnath Ji Yatra Darshan".
According to Hindu mythology, this is the cave where Lord Shiva explained the secret of life and existence to his divine concord Parvati. Two other ice formations represent Parvati and Shiva's son "Ganesha".