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Goddess Yamuna

Goddess Yamuna is the personification of the famous Yamuna River. As per Hindu Holy Scriptures she is the daughter of Vivasvan – Surya or Sun God in Hinduism. Yama, the god of death, is her brother. Vaivasvata Manu is also her brother. She is also known as Yami. The Yam Dwitiya festival observed after Diwali is based on the legend of Yama visiting Goddess Yamuna.

The most famous temple dedicated to her is located in Uttarakhand – the Yamunotri Temple.

She is also depicted in many temples in North India at the entrances or on doorjambs.

She holds a water pot and stands on kurma or tortoise.

Goddess Yamuna is also known as Suryatanaya, Suryaja and Ravinandini.