Spiritual & Cultural Significance
The river is intimately connected with Krishna’s life when he was a child.
Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas, was situated on the Yamuna’s banks. It is today considered to be the modern city of Delhi.
The Yamuna meets the Ganga at Prayag, one of the most significant spaces for Indians. The Kumbha Mela is held here every twelve years.
The Yamunotri, the origin of the Yamuna, is one of the Chota Chardham pilgrimage spots. The other three are Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.