Discovery of Holy Amarnath Cave
There are a lot of stories associated with the discovery of Amarnath Cave. Although the existence of the holy cave has been mentioned in the Puranas, the popular story narrated by people about the re-discovery of this Holy Cave is of shepherd Buta Malik.
Story goes like this: A saint gave Buta Malik a bag full of coal. On reaching his home when he opened the bag, to his utter surprise, the bag was full of gold coins. This overwhelmed him with joy. He ran to thank the Saint. But the Saint had disappeared. Instead, he found The Holy Cave and the Ice Shiv Lingam therein. He announced this discovery to the villagers. Then onwards this became a scared place of pilgrimage.