Explanation on Festivals

High up in the Kashmir Himalayas, at aheight of 3880 meters, is the Amarnath Cave with its sacred Ice Lingam, a symbol of Lord Shiva.  This Lingam is a natural phenomenon.  Each year in the month of Sharvan, at the time of the full moon, thousands of pilgrims make the difficult four-day trek up to the Cave. 

Snakes, especially cobras are venerated during the festival of Naag Panchami.  This festival is dedicated to the sacred serpent Ananta, on whose coils Lord Vishnu rested while creating the universe.

Marriage of Meenakshi with Lord Shiva.  Colourful temple festival.  Deities borne by colossal chariot.  Ten day festival.