|Lord Shiva & Mata Parvati|
Om Namah Shivay. I'm a devotee of Lord Shiva and will be forever but i haven't had a chance to visit one of the most holy places on earth called Amarnath. It's located in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Situated on Mount Amarnath, in the Himalayan Range there is a shrine dedicated to the god Shiva, which is said to be 5,000 years old.
|Amarnath Shiva Lingam|
|Devotees on their pilgrimage|
It's only one of its kind and will be forever like that. Many people keep visiting this place each year and as the time passes the number of devotees keeps increasing. Normally in past, the lingam used to stay frozen and give 'darshan' to all his devotees until the journey or season ends but now this year, there has been a drastic change. The lingam melted 10 days before the yatra formally ends.This year has seen the highest number of devotees visiting Amarnath. It has not yet been a full month and nearly 600,000 pilgrims have so far visited the annual pilgrimage to the Lord Shiva's Amarnath cave. Authorities say that due to the increase in the number of devotees and high temperature, the 'ice lingam' has melted before time. Lots of camera flashes, burning of agarbathies and other human interferences were responsible for the melting of the lingam.