Adams Peak (Sri Pada) Summit, which rises from the southwestern border of the mountains, is at once one of the most prominent natural features of Sri Lanka and one of its most popular places of worship. The small mater horn located above the head and shoulders. The surrounding mountains give a wonderful sense of altitude (although at 2243 m, it is actually the fifth highest peak in Sri Lanka).



At its summit the mountain has gathered a number of legends centered around the intriguing depression, the Sri Pada or the sacred footsteps. The earliest Buddhist story says that this was the footsteps of the Buddha himself, who made it at the request of the local god Saman. Different religions later changed this to suit their own contradictory theories.

Hindu and Muslims

Around the eighth century, Muslims began to claim the footprint. It is said that he set foot on earth for the first time after his expulsion from heaven. He stood on one leg at the top of the mountain and was forgiven of his sins. Meanwhile, the Hindu tradition states (albeit without strong belief) that these footprints were created by Shiva. The colonial Portuguese tried to save the footsteps of the Christian faith, claiming that it belonged to St. Thomas, the founder of the Indian religion, and this belief was never rooted.

Folk Story

Despite all these contradictory statements, Adam’s Peak remains essentially a place of Buddhist worship (unlike Kataragama, a genuine polytheistic city). This pilgrimage has been going on for at least a thousand years since the Polonnaruwa period. When tents were built on the hill for pilgrims to visit Parakramabahu and Vijayabahu. In the twelfth century, Nisanka Malla became the first king to climb the mountain, and later foreign travelers, including Fa-hien, Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo, and Robert Knox, described the mountain and its associated traditions as various imaginary misconceptions.

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