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Ananda and Aniruddha spent the night discussing the Dharma, and then Aniruddha sent Ananda to the Mallas to inform them that the Buddha had died. The Mallas were distraught, but eventually they gathered together in the sal grove to pay their respects to the Buddha with perfume, incense, dancing and music. In fact they set [...]

After resting in the mango grove by the River Kakuttha, the Buddha was ready to move on to Kushinagara, though most likely he had to be carried on a stretcher. Kushinagara was not a large town, but there it would be more likely that the Buddha could get more adequate care. Many heavenly signs like [...]