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Buddha Amarnath Shrine
Posted 01 Dec 2016 01:30 PM

The splendid and holy temple of Baba Buddha Amarnath is located in district Poonch in Jammu andKashmir. This temple is also known as “Chattani Baba Amarnath temple” which stands erect at 290 km in the North-West direction of Poonch. This temple place is blessed with picturesque surroundings, locatedas it is at 4600 ft. above sea level.
Beautiful valleys and hills near Pulasti River add to the beauty this shrine. For centuries people from all over India come here for their Amarnath Yatra. It is considered one of the most important religious visits for Hindus. Tourists come here in huge numbers during the “saawan mahina” to visitthis temple. It is a popular belief among the Hindu community that without visiting Baba Amarnath shrine, their Amarnath Yatra cannot be completed. Hindu community living around the temple is loyal and have undying faith towards thetemple. They have immense faith in the temple and contribute to maintenance of the famous shrine of Baba Amarnath.
Thousands of tourists come to the holy temple to offer their prayers to Baba Amarnath. Local peoplehere play an important role in organising the Yatra successfully every year. People in the region respect National Integrity and therefore come forward to organise a Yatra in the most splendid and grand manner. Tourists usually come for a ten-day Yatra to the shrine that ends onthe event of Purnmashi, which is the day of Raksha Bandhan. A procession iscarried out in festive manner leading the Yatra from Poonch to Baba Amarnath.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva’s shrine located amongst the picturesque surrounding of Poonch. This temple is located at Rajpura Mandi, which is very close to Mandivillage. The uniqueness of this temple is acknowledged because it is the only Shivatemple that is not located on hilltop but rather at a foothill. Even theShivling found here is not a stalactite. The temple is unique in every way and also possesses divine powers. Thousands of tourists visit the temple each year on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan with lot of pomp and show. The beautiful Loran stream that flows beside this temple adds to its neighbouring scenic beauty.

Annual Festivals
Tourists coming hereto celebrate Amarnath Yatra regard this as a memorable journey of their life. Considered the highest holy pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra attracts pilgrims in between the months of July and August. Devotees come here to worship the ice Lingam trekking from Pahalgam. Of all pilgrimages, Amarnath Yatra is regarded to be the holiest. This holy site is popular among both pilgrimsand tourists.
The people of this region celebrate the festival of Shravan iMela with great pomp and show. Visitors from around the globe come here to participate in the festival and also complete their Yatra. People come together to worship the naturally formed Shiva Lingam and also pay tribute to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The entire region drools in a festive mood while joyously celebrating the festival. People complete their Yatra by paying tribute to Amarnath Baba.

BestTime to Visit
The attraction of this place is such that there is influx of thousands of tourists all year around. During winter season this entire region is blanketed with snow. The temperature reaches minus degree during winter season. Adventurous tourists love to visit the region during winters to participate in winter sports. During summers climate is cool and pleasant. To enjoy the natural panorama and even for pilgrimage, summers are ideal for pilgrimage to Amarnath temple. However,monsoon showers are inviting and pleasant for tourists. The area around Amarnath temple is snow-covered through major part of the year. Tourists frequent Amarnath for pilgrimage both during summers and winters.

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