Story of the Buddha - no. 88
88. The Buddha said to Ananda: “No Ananda, do not say that. This is not a small and insignificant place. Long ago this was a prosperous city, and the residence of a righteous king. Ananda, go to Kusinara and tell the king and the people that late tonight the Buddha will enter the final nirvana in this forest. If they wish to, they should come to see me before this time.” So Ananda went to Kusinara with several monks and told King Malla and his people what the Buddha had said.