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Yamuna is a sacred river in Hinduism and the main tributary of the Goddess Ganga (Ganges), the holiest river of Hinduism. The river is worshipped as a Hindu goddess called Yamuna. In the Vedas, Yamuna is known as Yami, while in later literature, she is called Kalindi. In the Vedas, Yamuna was the first woman, along with her twin brother, Yama in Vedic beliefs. Yamuna and Yama are a divine pair of creator deities. While Yamuna is said to be the goddess of life, Yama is depicted as the god of death.