Located 145 km from east of Kashmir,Amarnath is the most famous place in Indiatypically known for the icy Shiv Linga thatchanges its shape with the change in season.The size of the lings also becomes smaller orbigger when the moon waxes and wanes. Onfull moon day, the size of the linga reaches at 6ft height. On the full moon day during July andAugust, which the Hindus call
when the shiva linga attains the maximumheight, it is believed that Lord Shiva firstappeared on this day.Amarnath Yatrais the holy journey towards the Amarnath Cave, where this ShivaLinga is placed. It is at an altitude of 13700 ft at the glacial valley and the cave isabout 150 ft high and 90 ft long. There are more ice formations that resemble theimages of different gods in the cave. The biggest figure is
image which iscalled
and being worshipped by thousand of devotees every year.