Tripundra is also called as Bhasma or Vibhuti. Shivling, 6,543 metres (21,467 ft), is a mountain in Uttarakhand (the Garhwal region of Himalayas). Tripundra also signifies Prana or life force and the three responsibilities performed by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively.

Brahma represents Creation, Vishnu denotes Sustenance and Shiva connotes Destruction. It arises as a sheer pyramid above the snout of the Gangotri Glacier . The mountain resembles a Shiva lingam when viewed from certain angles, especially when travelling or trekking from Gangotri to Gomukh as part of a traditional Hindu pilgrimage. Thus Tripundra symbolises Holy Trinity of Hindu Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.