The Yamuna is a sacred river in Hinduism and the main tributary of the Ganges , the holiest river of Hinduism. The river is worshipped as a Hindu goddess called the Yamuna.In the Vedas, Yamuna is known as Yami, while in later literature, she is called Kalindi.
In the Vedas, Yami is associated with her twin brother and partner Yama, the god of death. Later, she is associated with the god Krishna as one of the Ashtabharya, his consort as well and plays an important role in his early life as a river. Bathing and drinking Yamuna's waters is regarded to remove sin.
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