Trikuta

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Trikuta is a three peaked mountain. It appears in Hindu mythology, and is generally accepted to be the Sri Pada mountain in Sri Lanka[citation needed]. A hill in Jammu and Kashmir, India is also known by this name.

Significance on History and Hinduism[edit]

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.

Hill also known as Trikuta in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, famous for the Vaishno-Devi temple

Trikuta in Jammu[edit]

Another Trikuta is located in Jammu division. Trikuta, the triple peak, is where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi can be found.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eck, Diana. India: A Sacred Geography, p. 282 (Random House 2013).