Shrunu Devi pravakshaami yatraamamara naathagam, Yaam shrutwaamapi narah punya –maapnuyaat narah teerthaajam Priye! (Devi Parvati! Do listen to me carefully and attentively about this highly sacred Tirtha of Amarnath which bestows unique achievement of Maha Punya to the visitors. To start with, perform ‘Achamana’ at Ganges and bathe at the Siddha Kshetra of Padma puri, proceed to Maha Nagar and after Achamana with its water, worship Haridra Ganapati there at the Temple. On resuming the Yatra towards Balihara Maha Kshsetra, bathe again to visit Vaagaashrama, perform Achamana at Hasti Karna, take baths again at Chakresha, Devaka Tirtha, Hari Chandra Tirtha, Sthala vaati, Amrita Tirtha, Surya Guha vaati, and at Lambodari. Tatra Lambodaraa snaanam kuryaadeva matindratah, Tatah Suryadshramam gatwaa Surya gangaa jaleshubhey,Snaatwaa datwaa cha vidhitannamuchyate Brahma hatyayaa/ (By exercising the control of one’s own sensory organs and senses, the pilgrims should do now observe Lambodari snaana and enter in the Surya Ashrama and make the formal Surya Ganga snaana followed by formal Daana which helps the reversal of even a major sin of Brahma hatya, let alone minor blemishes). Thereafter perform ‘kara paada sprushya’ or touch the palms and feet before worship to Ganapati Deva and step forward to ‘Buddherashi’, bathe at Ashwatara Naga Tirtha, repeat snaana at Buddherashi Ganga, proceed to ‘Maamalaka mahagraama’ and worship Ganeshwara; Taam drushtwaa maameshwaram Lingam snaatyaamaameshavaarini, Snaayaad Bhrugupateh Kshetre Neela Gangaajale tathaa/ (After Ganeshwara Puja, Mameshwara Maha Linga darshana and perform Lingaabhisheka with Mamesha Jala and Bhangu Pati Kshetraantara Neela Ganga jala).
Sthaanvaasharaye nadeem punyaam koti janma ashunaashanam, Tatra Panchataramginyaam jalantadavagaahyavai/ Aaruhya parvatam Devi! Garbhagaarasyamadhyatah Avaruhyaamaraavatyaam Snaanam bhasmaanga lepanam/ Vibhuti sita dehascha nrityavoono digambarah,Avaruhetrurvata guhaa Mahaa paataka naashineem/ (It is in this venerable river at ‘Sthaana -Ashrama’ that bathing is capable of demolishing crores of sins; after taking bath in this water flow, carry some of the water to Pancha Tarangini at the foot hill before alighting up the cave hill; at the entrance of the Garbhha Griha at Amaravati, another Snaana is to be performed, Bhasma lepana is to be applied on the body parts while exposing the bare body at the mouth of the Mountain Cave in a manner of half stupor of total dedication and faith. The grand entry into the Cave would be such that even Maha Paatakas are dissolved instantly)
Pranamya vidhivat Bhaktyaa Swadhaa Lingam sanatanam, Naro na vipyate paapaaih koti janma samudbhavaih/ (The most memorable moment when a person who undergoes the arduous hardships of the travel would treasure the unique life time experience of the most imposing and awesome Amerasha Linga darshana even from a distance; indeed that is the split second which the darkness of his or her vision gets brightened with unparalleled luminosity, simultaneously destroying the stored up sins for innumerable past births. Once the trance so experienced from the vision and ‘pranaama’ of the Swadha Linga is secured an instant ‘Mukti’ gets accomplished from the pent up sins of all times in retrospect.) Darshanaa sparshanaa chhaapi vandanaat, Amareshasya Lingasya mucchate sarva kilbishaih/ (The ‘darshana and sparshana’ or the magnificent vision and the enthralling touch, as accompanied by the personalized worship of the fortunate devotee, would indeed bestow the ultimate obliteration of sins for sure). Shat snaanaani Vitastaayaamproktaani Jagadambike, Sapta Dasha sthala sthaanisnanaa nyaayaani Sundari/ ( Jagadambike! Following is an account of six to seventh varieties of Sacred Snaanas). Ayo vimshaabhidhaa yatraa smritaa Amaranadhagaa, Evam krityaa naro yaatraam pashyelinga rasatmakam sa yaati Shiva saayujyam yatra naasti kritaakritam/ (Following is an account of thirteen types of Amarnadh yatra and all these are equally relevant to secure Shiva sayujya).