evam nirbhartsita bhita
uvaca cakita vacam
patita padayor nrpa
[Sukadeva Gosvami continued:] Thus scolded by the Lord, O King, the frightened river-goddess Yamuna came and fell at the feet of Sri Balarama, the beloved descendant of Yadu. Trembling, she spoke to Him the following words.
According to Srila Jiva Gosvami, the goddess who appeared before Lord Balarama is an expansion of Srimati Kalindi, one of Lord Krsna’s queens in Dvaraka. Srila Jiva Gosvami calls her a “shadow” of Kalindi, and Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti confirms that she is an expansion of Kalindi, not Kalindi herself. Srila Jiva Gosvami also gives evidence from Sri Hari-vamsa — in the statement pratyuvacarnava-vadhum — that Goddess Yamuna is the wife of the ocean. The Hari-vamsa therefore also refers to her as sagarangana.