"Himalayan pilgrimages are the oldest organized travel system, evolved over time, the Hindu sages and embodying the spirit of wander, adventure and spirituality" Shiva in the form of a lingam, is formed naturally of an ice - stalagmite One of the Most Holy Trinity, Shiva is a living god. The oldest book and sacred in India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in its hymns. Vedic myths, rituals and even astronomy testify to its existence since time immemorial. Shiva is known for making his home in the Himalayas. He built no house or shelter, not for himself and his wife.
He was an ascetic, and yet married, he could be both for "he was the wild god sporting in the forest or taking his ease on a cloud." Legend has it that Shiva told Parvati the secret of creation in the cave Amarnathji. Unbeknownst to them, a pair of mating pigeons to spy on this conversation and having learned the secret, are reborn again and again, and made the cave their eternal abode. Many pilgrims have reported seeing the doves pair when you travel the arduous route to pay obeisance before the ice-lingam (phallic symbol of Shiva).