The Jamuna is mentioned at many places in the Rig Veda. There are different beliefs among people about Yamuna. Literally Yamuna means twins. The story of the Yamuna is well described
in Rig Veda as her excessive love for her twin, Yama, who in turn asks her to find a suitable match for herself, which she does in Krishna. After the death of Sati Devi lord Shiva went to
Jamuna River and it is believed that the river absorbed all his sorrow and became black. Somewhere it is also mentioned that the dark colour of the river is due to the colour of lord Krishna.
Yamuna is considered as a holder of infinite love and compassion therefore it is believed that it grant freedom even from death.