The sāla-grove of the Mallas of Kusināra, on the further side of the Hiraññavatī. This was the last resting-place of the Buddha on his last tour, and here he passed away, lying on a bed placed between two sāla trees. DN.ii.137ff.
Here Subhadda visited the Buddha in the earlier part of the last night of his life, was converted and gained admission into the Order, afterwards winning arahantship. It was here, too, that the Buddha asked the monks if they had any doubts they wished to hear solved regarding the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saṅgha, magga and paṭipadā, or any questions they wished to ask, AN.ii.79 and here he gave his last admonition to the monks SN.i.157 Ud.37f. Ānanda tried to persuade him to die in a place of greater importance, and the Buddha, in order to disabuse his mind, preached to him the Mahā Sudassana Sutta. DN.ii.169f.