A city in the kingdom of the Mallā. In the present age it was called Kusinārā. Once it was the royal city of Mahā-
The Mahāsudassana Sutta (D.ii.170 f ) contains a long description of the city. It was the capital of several kings of the Mahāsammata dynasty (Mhv.ii.7; Dpv.iii.9), including Okkāka, father of Kusa (J.v.278 ﬀ).