The Yamuna and the Ganges are considered the most
sacred rivers in India. Yamuna, according to the belief,
was the daughter of Surya, (the Sun God), and sister to
Yama, (the God of Death). As a result, popular belief is
that, those who take a dip in its holy waters, are not
overwhelmed by uncertainties of death.
Yamunotri, which is north of Haridwar in the Himalayan
Mountain, is the source of the Yamuna. The river Yamuna
begins from the Yamunotri glacier, near Banderpoonch
crest, (38o 59' N 78o 27' E) in the Mussourie range of
the junior Himalayas, at a height of about 6387 meters,
above mean sea level in district Uttarkashi (Uttranchal).
The river Yamuna, finds an individual mention in the
Hindu legends. Some say that the source of the river is
the Saptarishi Kund, a glacial lake. The history says
that, Yamuna is the companion of Lord Shri Krishna.
Yamuna (sometimes called Jamuna) is a main river of
northern India, with a total length of about 1370 km. It
is the largest branch of the Ganga.The Yamuna, which
initiate less than a hundred miles east of the
Bhagirathi, flows similar to the Ganga and a small to
the south for most of its course before merging with the
Ganga, at the holy city of Allahabad, also known as
Triveni Sangam(meeting point of the Ganga and Yamuna ).
New Delhi, (capital of India,) and Agra, (site of the
Taj Mahal,) is two of the major cities on the Yamuna.
There is a temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna, which
remains closed from November to May. At Hanumanchatti,
the Hanuman Ganga combines with Yamuna River. According
to a myth, this private temple was the home of an
ancient sage, Asit Muni.
The wonderful house of Lord, Gokula, is the home of the
river Yamuna. It is that, the river first went about
Shri Krishna, previous to descending down to the earth
as per the order of her Lord. River Yamuna came to be
called as "Kalindi", as she laid a hand on the peak of
Kalind. Then she come down the hills, and reached the
plains at Khandav Vana, which has been urbanized as
Delhi city now.
The river Yamuna is a chief river of northern India,
with a total length of around, 1370 km. It is the
largest branch of river Ganga or Ganges. It flows
through the states of Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh,
before meeting the Ganges, at Allahabad. The cities of
Delhi, Mathura and Agra are on the banks of the river.
Major tributaries of this river are Tons, Chambal ,
Betwa , Sindh and Ken, Tons being the largest.
The largest branch of the Yamuna, The Tons, has some
magical spots in its upper reaches. Woodland of Alder
and Blue pine leads to the famous Har-ki-Dun, catchment
region, and source of another branch, the Rupin.
Har-ki-Dun is an impressive valley high up, an
amphitheatre loop on three sides by spurs of the Great
Himalayas. It is a wonderland with huge green Alps that
stimulate a sense of solitude that only the high
Himalayas can inspire. The Rupin makes a stunning
precipitous descent through a narrow valley.
Yamuna River forms the eastern borderline of Haryana,
with Uttar Pradesh. Yamuna goes into Haryana, near the
Kalesar forest in Yamunanagar region. It gushes south
along the districts of Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat,
Sonipat, and way out Haryana near Hasanpur, in district
Faridabad. At Tajewala barrage in district Yamunanagar,
the waters of the river Yamuna are trapped and diverted
in the Western Yamuna Canal. There is an enjoyable
tourist spot at Hathni Kund, near this barrage.
The river Yamuna is closely connected to Lord Krishna's
pastimes. The Lord Krishna made the river Yamuna sacred
from the beginning of his transcendental pastime in the