More than 11,000 people have been visited the Amarnath caves in three days.
Over 15 pilgrims who were feeling breathlessness were administered oxygen by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel here on wednesday
The Amarnath yatra : 46 days long yatra began this Monday ( 1 july ) morning towards both "Baltal and pahalgam" routes. The first batch of pilgrims made their way on the holy cave from respective base camps, 6884 yatris left from baltal and 3065 yatris from pahalgam routes for the holy cave" spokesperson of shri amaranth board said to PTI.
Yatra starts with pratham Pooja (first prayer) inside the 3880 metre high cave shrine. Governer satya malik participated in this prayer and prayed for peace in the state.
He said the governor, who was accompanied by chief executive officer of the shrine board, Umang Narula, prayed for peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the state.
Over 8,000 pilgrims paid on Monday at the holy cave shrine of Amarath in south Kashmir himalyas as the annual pilgrimage began amid tight security, officials said.
A tough and high security have been made for yatra arrangments to provide smooth experience, which includes satellite and chip based tracking of vehicles and pilgrims.
More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registere for the 46-day long Pahalgam track in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and 14-km Baltal route in Ganderbal district.
The governor reviewed the security arrangements for the pilgrims at the yatra shrine camp and conveyed the shrine board's thanks to the state government, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, state police and all the other concerned agencies for their support and cooperation, the spokesman said.
After looking the support of local people in conduct of the yatra, Malik described their role as a true essence of 'Kashmiriyat' which is exemplary for its communal harmony, the spokesman said.
The first batch was flagged off successfully from Jammu on Sunday.