Amarnath cave is located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Shiva. It is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m about 141 km from Srinagar.
This is the place which is chosen by bholeshankar for narrating the secrets of immortality. In the story, goddess parvati asked her husband lord Shiva to tell her why he wore a maala with munds. Bholeshankar replies that every time she is born, he adds a head to the maala he is wearing.
Parvati enquires. My body is destroyed again and again, but you are immortal. Please explain the secret of this. He replies that he is immortal due to amarnath. goddess parvati insists on knowing the story then lord Shiva replies to her that this is a secret story and no one knows this and even god don’t know about this story and hence, when their virtues are over, then to take rebirth. It is only the tridevs (brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) that know this sacred story and are immortal.
But when parvati insists more then bholenath assures her of telling the amar katha then he selects a hidden place where no living being could listen to this secret story.
On the way to amarnath cave, lord Shiva leaves Nandi, the bull, at pahalgam. At chandanwari, he releases the moon from his hair. At Lake Sheshnag, he releases his snakes. At mahagunas parvat, he leaves his son lord Ganesha. At panjtarni, lord Shiva leaves behind the five elements – earth, water, air, fire and sky. Then, finally, lord Shiva and goddess parvati entered into the cave. Lord Shiva then took his Samadhi on the deer skin.
After ending the story, when lord Shiva saw that parvati was sleeping, he wondered who was making the cooing sounds during narrating the story. On that place Having two pigeons and Shiva became angry and tried to kill them but the pigeons said that if you will kill us then the legend of this story shall exist no more. Then lord Shiva left them and blessed that they will reside at this place. It is said that even today the devotees often see a pair of pigeons her. It is said that only reach that place that are blessed by baba bhole nath. Jai bhole nath!