Discovery by a Muslim Shepherd: The cave and the ice lingam were discovered in the 15th century by a Muslim shepherd named Buta Malik, who was blessed with a vision of the holy cave by Lord Shiva himself.
Flourishing Blooms in Extreme Cold:Despite the freezing temperatures, the Amarnath Valley is home to vibrant and rare plant species, including the Brahma Kamal, which blooms only during the pilgrimage season.
No Human Footprints: It is believed that no human footprints can be found inside the cave, and the formation of ice lingam happens naturally every year.
Holy Trio Formation:During the Yatra, the ice lingam is accompanied by two other ice formations, representing Lord Shiva's divine family—Parvati and their son, Lord Ganesha.
A Test of Faith:The cave's arduous terrain and harsh weather conditions present a challenging pilgrimage, making it a true test of devotees' determination and faith.
Triveni Sangam Connection: The Amarnath Cave is closely associated with the Triveni Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers—Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati—adding to its spiritual significance.
No Water Source Inside: Surprisingly, there is no visible water source inside the cave, yet two stalagmites constantly release water droplets, adding to the mystery.
Natural Radiance: The ice lingam emits a faint glow, which is believed to be a natural bioluminescence phenomenon, adding to the enchantment of the sacred site.