Definitions for "Amarnath"
A popular place of Hindu pilgrimage located in the state of Kashmir
Amarnath is one of the most famous and holiest of Hindu temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Kashmir, India. The temple is reported to be around 5000 years old and is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus - about 400,000 people visit during the 45 day season around the festival of Shravani Mela in July-August, coinciding with the Hindu holy month of Shravan. Inside the Amarnath Cave lies the ice Shiva Linga (along with two other ice formations representing Ganesh and Parvati) a natural formation of an ice stalagmite in the form of lingam.