Tuesday, September 28, 2021
 
Opinion
HOW THE BALTAL ROUTE TO HOLY AMARNATH IS REPORTED TO DISCOVEREDTO HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED.
 

"Saint Mukund Ram Tikoo was spiritual guru of Pt. Krishan Joo Razdan, Kashmir's famous Leela poet. Pt. Mukand Ram had his estate in Sindh Valley. One day he had gone to Baltal area (in 1879s) in the company of his disciple, Pt. Iswar Munshi. On seeing a milky white stream, Pt. Mukund Ram asked Pt. Iswar Munshi to accompany him to trace the source of this stream. They trekked along the stream and reached the holy cave of Amarnath. This is how Baltal route was discovered . At the holy cave Saint Mukand Ram was blessed with darsana of Siva Amresvara. On his return to Srinagar Pt. Mukand Ram asked famous portrait painter, Pt. Vadudev Garib of Ganpatyar , Srinagar to make painting of Siva Amresvara. What he saw at the cave he conveyed the description to the painter in 8 verses. This painting, forbidden from photography( THIS CHAPTER MADLE AVAILABLE FROM RADIO SHARDA ON FB)
 
 
 
 
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