The Yamuna river rises from the Champasar glacier in the state of Uttaranchal. It is also held that the river originates from
Saptarishi Kund. There is a sacred temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The Hanuman Ganga merges with Yamuna River at Hanumanchatti. The river is also linked with Hindu mythology as the home of the sage, Asit Muni. According to the legend, Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun God, Surya and the sister of Yama, the God of Death. The river is also connected with Lord Krishna. His father Vasudeva crossed Yamuna with baby Krishna heading for a safe place for his son.