1. Ketumatī.– The future name of Bārāṇasī. It will be at the head of eighty-
2. Ketumatī.– A river in the Himavā. Vessantara, with his wife and children, had a meal on its banks, bathed and drank in the river, and from there went to Nālika. J.vi.518 f.
3. Ketumatī.– The palace of the deva Mahāsena (a previous birth of Nāgasena). (Mil., p.6).
Ketumatī is in Jeyyavaḍḍhanaraṭṭha. It was once the capital of King Mahāsirijeyyasūra who possessed a famous elephant, called Devanāga. Buddhism was established in Ketumatī by a monk from Sri Lanka named Mahāparakkama. It later became the residence of famous monks. Sās., pp.80, 81; see also 101, 118, 162.