Amarnath yatra begins amid tight security, Guv Malik participates in 'Pratham Pooja'

The annual Amarnath yatra to the 3880-metre high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas began on Monday amid tight security arrangements as Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the 'Pratham Pooja' (first prayer) and prayed for peace in the state, officials said.