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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kusāvātī:A city in the kingdom of the Mallas.In the present age it was called Kusinārā.Once it was the royal city of Mahā-Sudassana and was twelve leagues in length and twelve in breadth,prosperous and full of people,like ālakamandā (D.ii.146f; J.i.392; Cyp.i.4; Dvy.227).It was then at the head of eighty-four Towns (S.iii.144).

The Mahā-Sudassana Sutta (D.ii.170f ) 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.278ff).

In the time of the Buddha Metteya,Kusāvatī will be known as Ketumatī (Anāgat.v.18).

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