Trikuta is a three peaked mountain. It appears in Hindu mythology, and is generally accepted to be the Sri Pada mountain in Sri Lanka. A hill in Jammu and Kashmir, India is also known by this name.
Significance on History and Hinduism
Trikuta is one of the twenty mountains surrounding Maha-Meru. The height is said in the Bhagavata Purana to be 10,000 yojanas, and the three peaks are iron, silver and gold. The mountain is believed to be the second home of the divine godess: Durga. She was created with the power of the 3 godesses to end evil, hence, the mountain iscale Trikuta.
Trikuta in Jammu
- Eck, Diana. India: A Sacred Geography, p. 282 (Random House 2013).