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"For the other devotees, there are around 18 ghats and the same number of pontoon bridges across all the 10 sectors which have come up on the riverbed around Sangam. To make bathing risk-free, deep water barricading has been done wherever required," Mishra said.

Line-up of akharas for Monday's shahi snan

At 5.15 am, Mahanirvani akhara will lead the shahi snan (royal bath).

Followed by Atal akhara, Niranjani and Anand akharas.

Juna akhara — the biggest of all — will be the fifth to take the holy dip followed by Agni and Avahan akharas.

Vaishnav akharas — Digambar, Nirvani Ani and Nirmohi — will be next.

The last three would be Bada Udasin, Naya Udasin and Nirmal akharas.

The naga sadhus will be at the forefront of all processions.

The administration has put restrictions on photography from the river side, particularly within 200 metres of the bathing area, to prevent indecent representation of women bathing

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