Origin of Yamuna river :
The holy river Yamuna originates from the Bundar Poonch glaciers located in
the state of Uttaranchal in India.
It begins its journey from Jamunotri in the north of the Himalayan ranges.
The total length of the river Yamuna exceeds up to 1,370 kms.
According to the ancient Indian scriptures Yamuna was the daughter of the
Sun God called Surya, sister of Yama (the God of death). River Yamuna is
deeply connected with the Lord Krishna's birth. After his birth his father
Vashudeva crossed the River Yamuna carrying him in the bucket. When Lord
Krishna fell into the water, Yamuna once again became sanctified with the
dust of his lotus feet. There are lot more stories connected with the River
Yamuna in India.
Holy Bath :
According to the legends, by taking a dip in its water one can be freed
from all the past sins of his life, as it is the same place where Lord
Krishna used to play during his childhood. There is popular belief among the
Hindus in India, according to which one who take bath in its water do not
Religious Importance :
Yamuna also known as Jamuna in India is regarded as Goddess in India. Many
people in India call it Jamuna Mata and worship it. There are many festivals
celebrated on the Yamuna river. Some sat that the source of the river Yamuna
is the glacier lake called the Saptarishi Kund . There is also a sacred
shrine of Yamunotri near this source. Every year thousands of pilgrims
gather at te temple dedicated to the Goddess Yamuna. Yamuna river finds
mention in the great Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Journey of River Yamuna :
River Yamuna flows in the state of Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the
northern India. It rises from the Himalayas
near Yamunotri and from here the river flows through the Mathura Virandavan.
Than she moves towards the southern parts of India and passes through the
southeastern parts. At one point she reaches Prayag, where she joins the
Holy Ganga. After that both Ganga and Yamuna flows till Ksheer Sagar.
Flora and Fauna :
The river holds the rich flora and fauna around itself. It is home to
number of wild animals especially the