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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Makutabandhana:A ”shrine” of the Mallas to the east of Kusināra,where the Buddha’s body was cremated (D.ii.160-1).

Buddhaghosa explains that the Makutabandhana was a Hall in which the Malla chiefs put on their ornaments on festival days.It was called a cetiya because it was decorated (cittakatthena pan’esa cetiyam).

DA.ii.596; see also Dvy.201.Hiouen Thsang’s description (Beal,op.cit.,ii.37) of the stūpa erected at what is evidently Makutabandhana suggests a different explanation.It was there that the Mallas laid aside their diamond maces (? makuta) and fell prostrate on the ground with grief at the Buddha’s death.

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