Shiva is known to have made his adobe in the Himalayas. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Goddess Parvati the secret of creation in the Shri Amarnathji cave. Unknown to them, a pair of pigeons eavesdropped on this conversation and having learned the secret, were liberated from rebirth, and have made the cave their eternal abode. Shri Amarnathji's is a very important centre of pilgrimage, and though the route is as difficult to negotiate as it is exciting, every year, thousands of devotees come to pay homage before Lord Shiva in one of his famous Himalayan abodes.The trek to Shri Amarnathji, has the devout flock to this incredible shrine, where the image of Lord Shiva, in the form of a Lingam, is formed naturally of ice stalagmite, and which waxes and wanes with the moon. By its side are, fascinatingly, two more ice-lingams, that of Goddess Parvati and of their son, Shri Ganesha.