Adam’s Peak (Koh e Adam ) Sri Lanka, Where Adam landed on Earth?

Adam’s Peak  (Koh e Adam ) 

Adam’s Peak  (Koh e Adam )
Adam’s Peak  (Koh e Adam )

The highest hill in these flat hills is called Mount Adam. The sight of a huge waterfall along this hill was unforgettable. This waterfall later turns into a river. Located in these lush green hills, Mount Adam is a great attraction for tourists from all over the world and followers of different religions.
It is called Choti" or "Adam's Mountain." At this peak, there is a pit that is five feet seven inches long and two feet seven inches wide. In this pit is the footprint of the right foot. The length of this footprint is, And from the width, the height of any human body is estimated to be 35 feet.
According to Muslims, this footprint is that of Hazrat Adam (peace be upon him). According to Buddhism, this symbol is of Buddha's feet, and according to Hinduism, this symbol is that of Shiva Ji. In the month of April, a larger number of pilgrims come here. Even in today's modern communication age, it is difficult to reach here. It takes at least four hours of walking distance. In the local language, this hill is called SRI PADA ©©. And the English call it "ADAM'S PEAK." Mount Adam is the second highest peak in Sri Lanka. This mountain is also known as "Sarandeep." Seven thousand three hundred feet high, this peak is at a distance of 220 kilometers from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. To reach this peak located in the Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka, one has to come from Colombo to Kandy and then to Dalhousie. This hill starts near Dalhousie city. Many rest houses have been built on the difficult path to reach the site of Naqsh Pa on Mount Adam. Most of the pilgrims make this journey at night. The view of the river from the height of the mountain is also very beautiful. The view of the sunrise is brilliant. The changing colors of the sky in the rays of the sun are very pleasing. Pilgrims worship here at dawn and sunrise according to their beliefs. Buddhists chant "Sadhu, Sadhu" at sunrise.
One has to pass through the road. Historical sources say that Alexander the Great and Ibn Battuta also traveled here for pilgrimage. Ibn Battuta mentioned it in his travelogue in a very interesting paragraph. It is said that after coming to the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), I told the king of Ceylon that I wanted to visit Qadam Sharif. Ceylon (Sri Lanka) The Raja Ruler of Lanka) Arranged my trip. In Ceylon, Adam is called Bawa, and Eve is called Mama. The Raja gave me a doula and gave me several slaves who would carry me in the doula. The Raja also made four jogs with me. These jogs go on the pilgrimage every year and were very familiar with the path, besides three Brahmins. and fifteen men besides ten plows.
Crossed the river.
From there, we reached Munnar Mandli. There is a cave called Naranj Cave and another cave called Raja's Cave. It has the entrance to a mountain called Jabal Sarandip. When we went there, the clouds were below us. There are trees whose leaves never fall. The flower of the mountain red rose is the size of a palm. People believe that the name of Allah and Muhammad is written in this flower by the pen of nature. One is called Baba's path (Hazrat Adam, peace be upon him), and the other is called Mama's path (Hazrat Hawa, peace be upon him). Mama's path is easy. Pilgrims return from this route, and if someone goes through Mama's route, they think that he has not made a pilgrimage. Baba's path is very difficult and challenging to climb. Steps have been carved out of the mountain for the convenience of pilgrims on this dangerous steep path. Iron nails have been made, and chains have been hung on these stairs to protect those who climb them from falling. These are ten chains. The tenth chain is called the chain of martyrdom. When the traveler reaches this chain and he looks down from the mountain, his senses fly away, and he starts reciting the word of martyrdom for fear of falling. There is a cave near this chain which is called It is attributed to the cave of Alexander the Great. There is also spring in this cave. There is plenty of fish this spring, but it is not easy to catch them. At a distance of seven miles from the fountain, there is Khizr cave. This cave is attributed to Hazrat Hazrat (peace be upon him). Two miles above this cave, there is a footprint. This footprint is said to be the footprint of Bava Adam. This footprint is in a hard black stone. According to Ibn Battuta, one has to climb nine miles to reach a height of 7000 feet. After six miles of climbing, the real peak is visible. After that, the climb is such that it is climbed with the help of chains. If the feet cross or the climber looks down, then the head goes back, and the traveler does not see anything, so it is said not to look down and step carefully. After that comes an iron ladder which is 40 feet high. Here the view of land and sea is visible. This step is also mentioned in Mahavansa, the oldest book of Buddhism.
The famous Iranian poet Ashraf wrote in his Sikandar Nama that when Alexander the Great went to Ceylon for pilgrimage, he did it. According to Ibn Battuta, Chinese people also come here for pilgrimage. The stone was broken and taken to a temple in Olivet, China. Chinese people come to this temple to visit this image. There are nine pits carved in the stone near the steps. Hindu pilgrims put gold, rubies and pearls, and other gems in it. It is well known among Sri Lankans that each person has a step length according to his faith.
Abu Zaid Hasan Sirani has written the length of this step as 70 cubits. Buddhists say that Buddha ascended to heaven from this mountain. There is no evidence about this step in the Holy Quran or in the Hadith. Many historians have written that on a mountain of Bava Adam Sarandeep, called "Nove," Hazrat Aman Hawa was brought down in Jeddah, the snake in Samnan and Satan in Isfahan. In today's era, access to Mount Adam is not so difficult compared to the time of Ibn Battuta, but still, this journey is very difficult and difficult.

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