Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak : Legendary, Traditional, and Historic Notices of the Samanala and Sri-Pada; With a Descriptive Account of the Pilgrims' Route from Colombo to the Sacred Foot Print (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Adam's Peak: Legendary, Traditional, and Historic Notices of the Samanala and Sri-Pada; With a Descriptive Account of the Pilgrims' Route From Colombo to the Sacred Foot Print There is perhaps no mountain in the world of which so wide-spread a knowledge exists, as Adam's Peak. Almost every traveller to, or writer on, India and the East, has alluded to, noticed, or more or less described it. But, con sidering the sanctity in which it is held by Buddhists, Hindus, and Mohammadans; the numerous legends and traditions connected with it; and the immense number of pilgrims who annually visit the alleged Foot-print upon its summit; it is surprising how little has been recorded by any one author, and what wide and glaring discrepancies appear in the different accounts respecting it which have from time to. Time been given to the world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 572g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243267363
  • 9780243267361