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iXiGOers Aug 05 2013

What is the legend of Amarnath?

Vaishali Singh Aug 05 2013
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Legend says that it was at Amarnath that Lord Shiva narrated the Amar Katha, the secret of immortality, to his consort Parvati. Shiva wanted an isolated place where no living being could hear what he was to say. He chose the spot that is now the Amarnath Cave. In the course of his journey, he left Nandi, his bull, at Pahalgam (the name comes from ‘Bailgaon’ or bull village). At Chandanwari, he released the moon from his locks. By the banks of the lake Seshnag, he forsook the snakes around his neck. He left his son Ganesh at Mahagunas Parvat (Mahaganesh Hill).

Photo of Shiva

At Panchtarni, Shiva left behind the Panchabhoota (the five elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky), which together make a living being. Finally, he entered the holy Amarnath Cave along with Parvati and narrated the secret.

Photo of the Amarnath Cave.

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