so many footprints
on the sacred mountain’s path
steps of devotion
Kim M. Russell, 1st September 2019
We have started a new month of prompts entitled ‘An Act of Devotion’ on the familiar theme of pilgrimages. Today we’re visiting Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka, a 2243m conical mountain, which is also known as Sri Pada, which translates as ‘Sacred Foot’: Buddhists believe it is the footprint of Buddha; Hindus that it’s the footprint of Shiva; and Muslims and Christians that it’s the footprint of Adam.