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Sri Pada or Adam's peak is the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka, it stands at 2243 mt. above sea level.
At sunrise the sun project a pyramidal shadow over the others mountains ,it is definitely a mystic experience even for the most sceptic ( like me..) ,why a pyramid? why so perfectly shaped? just no answers...only silence and meditation..
Sri Pada is a 2,243 metres (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada "sacred footprint", a 1.8 metres (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, in Buddhist tradition it is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Muslim and Christian tradition that of Adam
Sri Pada is the term, derived from Sanskrit, used by the Sinhalese people in a religious context. This name is also understood in Pāli, and may be translated roughly as "the sacred foot". It refers to the footprint-shaped mark at the summit, which is believed by Buddhists to be that of the Buddha. Other traditions assert that it is the footprint of Adam, left by his first entrance into the world.

Shivanolipatha Malai and Shiva padam are two Tamil names holding similar meanings, but both refer to the footprint as being that of the Hindu deity Shiva rather than that of the Buddha.

The Sinhala name of the mountain is Samanalakanda, which refers either to the deity Saman, who is said to live upon the mountain, or to the butterflies (samanalayā) that frequent the mountain during their annual migrations to the region.

Other local and historic names include Ratnagiri ("jewelled hill"), Samantakuta ("Peak of Saman"), Svargarohanam ("the climb to heaven"), Mount Rohana and other variations on the root Rohana.(wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 0 N: 224] (2169)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-20
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/40 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-24 5:03
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