Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:31:52 GMT
Amarnath yatra: Pics

A look at the annual Amarnath Yatra as the first batch of pilgrims left for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas from the base-camp amid tight security on Sunday



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Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Amarnath cave is a famous shrine in Hinduism dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, this is the cave where Shiva explained the secret of immortality to his wife Parvati. Situated at an altitude of about 3,888 m, this shrine is among the most famed in India.

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