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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]

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[according to whom?] the second home of the divine goddess Durga. She was created with the power of the 3 goddesses to end evil, hence, the mountain is called Trikuta.[citation needed]

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

Trikuta in Jammu

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


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