The river Yamuna
is a major river of northern India
, with a total length of around 1400 km. Its source is Yamunotri, in the Himalayas
. It flows through the states of Haryana
and Uttar Pradesh
, before meeting the Ganges
. The cities of Delhi
are on the banks of the river.
According to legend the goddess of the river is the sister of the Hindu god of death, Yama.