#Amarnath Cave in Kashmir. #mahadev_shiv_shambo
Actually, in order to reveal the secret of amar katha, Lord #Shiva left his son, vehicle, etc in various places, which is why all these places are tirthasthal:
1) Nandi, the bull– was left at Pahalgam
2) The Moon atop his head at Chandanwari
3) The snake around his neck at Lake Sheshnag
4) The 5 basic elements of life that he carried at Panchtarini
5) Even his son, Lord Ganesha himself at Mahaguna top
#Pahalgam- When Lord Shiva took Parvati to the cave to tell her the amar katha, he first left his vahan, #Nandi at the same location. This place was later called as Pahalgam. It is 96 kms from #Srinagar & is surrounded by mountain peaks
#Chandanbadi– The next place after Pahalgam is Chandanbadi. It is 16 kms from Pahalgam. According to beliefs, Lord Shiva did a very unique thing here. Also known as Chandramauli, Lord Shiva sacrificed the #moon from his head here. The moon then waited for Lord Shiva to return here & name of this place became Chandanbadi.
#Pissu Top- Slightly ahead of Chandanbadi is Pissu Top. For the darshan of Amarnath, a huge fight between the Gods & Demons occurred. That time with the help of Lord Shiva, Gods defeated the Demons. With the dead bodies of demons, a #mountain was formed as Pissu Top.
#Sheshnag- After Pissu Top the next destination is Sheshnag. Lord Shiva had dropped the #snake from his neck here. There is a lake of blue water here, which proves that this is the place of Sheshnag. It is 12 kms from Chandanbadi.
#Mahagunas Mountain- it is 5 kms from Sheshnag. Lord Shiva had left his beloved son #Ganesha here
#Panchatrani (Altitude 12,500 ft) it is 6 kms from Mahagunas. Lord Shankar sacrificed the 5 #Panchabhut here i.e. space, air, water, fire & earth. Here is the confluence of 5 #rivers & they came out from the tangles of Lord Shiva’s hair.
#Amarnath Cave (Altitude 13,500 ft) this is the final desination of the journey. The path of 3 kms to the cave is covered with #snow . After crossing the river of ice, the cave is finally seen. The cave is about 100 feet long & 150 feet wide. In this cave Lord Shiva told the secret of immortality to #Parvati .