"I share the profound grief of the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured," Gavai said.
At least 102 pilgrims returning from Sabarimala Ayyappa temple were killed and about 100 injured when a jeep ploughed through the devotees in a narrow forest stretch at Pulumedu, triggering the stampede.
Only 40 dead bodies have been identified so far. Most of the pilgrims dead were from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Only two pilgrims are believed to be from Kerala.
The Sabarimala deaths has been declared a 'national tragedy'.
(With inputs from PTI)