As the photos suggest I used to be there before the first shahi snan. I photograph as representative of a local news paper so have to be there before the snan starts to cover it. I get a pass for photographing and also for my vechicle. Yes I do enter the ganga and at times if camera bag is not there I take a dip with the camera held up or hand it over to one of the mela workers there. The photographs that go into the press I do not post here.Very informative post. Rambo have you taken a holy dip on the shahi snan days?