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Yamuna (yä´mənə) or Jumna (jŭm´nə), river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, rising in the Himalayas, N India, and flowing generally SE, through the Shiwalik Range, past Delhi, to the Ganges River at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh state; the Chambal and Betwa rivers are its main tributaries. The Yamuna's confluence with the Ganges is sacred to Hindus; Allahabad is a major pilgrimage center. Along the Yamuna's banks are many historic monuments, including the Taj Mahal at Agra. Formerly an important trade artery, the Yamuna is now the source of irrigation for Uttar Pradesh and Punjab states, and it also suffers from heavy pollution, most especially in the Delhi area. As a result, the river is, except during the monsoon season, severely polluted and greatly reduced in flow below Delhi. The East Yamuna, West Yamuna, and Agra are the major canals on the river.

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Yamuna

Yamuna (Jumna) River in n central India. It rises in the Himalayas and flows s and se. The Yamuna's confluence with the Ganges at Allahabad is one of the most sacred Hindu sites. The Taj Mahal at Agra lies on its bank. Navigable for almost its entire length, the Yamuna was once an important trade route, but is now primarily used for irrigation. Length: c.1380km (860mi).

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Yāmuna

Yāmuna (known in Tamil as Āḷavandār; 10th/11th cent.). One of the early leaders of the Śrīvaiṣṇava movement in S. India. Six works are attributed to him in which the foundations of the Śrīvaiṣṇavite devotion and of Viśiṣtādvaita can be found.

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Yamunā

Yamunā or Jumna. One of the seven Hindu sacred rivers.

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