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.
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