Adam's Peak

Coordinates: 6°48′34″N 80°29′59″E / 6.80944°N 80.49972°E / 6.80944; 80.49972
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Adam's Peak
Sri Pada
Adam's Peak from a distance
Highest point
Elevation 2,243 m (7,359 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates 6°48′34″N 80°29′59″E / 6.80944°N 80.49972°E / 6.80944; 80.49972
Native name
  • ශ්‍රී පාදය (සමනළ කන්ද) (Sinhala)
  • சிவனொளிபாதமலை (Tamil)
Adam's Peak is located in Sri Lanka
Adam's Peak
Adam's Peak
Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka
Parent range Samanala

Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall mountain in the middle of Sri Lanka.[1] It looks like a cone.

The Sri Pada (Śrī Pāda; Sinhala: ශ්‍රී පාද, "sacred footprint"), a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) footprint inside the rock is on the peak, or top of the mountain. Many religions say that rock means different things to them. Buddhists say that the Sri Pada is Buddha's footprint. Hindus say that it is Shiva's footprint (its Tamil name, Sivanolipaathamalai, means "Mountain of Shiva's Light"). Some Christians and Muslims say that this Adam or St. Thomas's footprint.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sri Pada - Buddhism's Most Sacred Mountain, Sri Lanka". Retrieved 2023-01-08.
  2. Capper, Daniel (2022), Roaming Free Like a Deer: Buddhism and the Natural World, Cornell University Press.
  3. "Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine)". Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. Ricci, Ronit (2011). LITERATURE, CONVERSION, AND THE ARABIC COSMOPOLIS OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. University of Chicago Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-226-71088-4.