At the time of death (MAHAPARINARVAN) of Lord Buddha (483 B.C. or 486 B.C.) Mallas of Kusinara paid tributes to him by flower scents, and five hundred sets of Robes. After performing all rituals mallas people sprayed aerated water on flower and kept his relics for a week.
AJATSHATRU, Kind of Magadh heard the news and sent a messenger to say – “The Lord was Kshatriya. I too am a Kshatriya, I am worthy of a share of the relics of Lord. I will erect a stupa over the relics of the Lord and make a feast. The Licchavis also of Vaishali, the Sakays of Kapilvastu, The Koliyas of Ramgram, the Bullis of Allakappa, A Brahmin of Vethdip and the mallas Pava asked for share. But Mallas of Kusinara in their assembly refused to make a division, as the Lord had attained “NIRVANA” in their domain. Then the Brahmin “DONA” counsealed concord, and proposed to divide the relics in to eight equal parts for each of the eight claimants. Having done so he asked for himself the measuring vessel, over which he erected a stupa and made a feast.
The identity of Magadh (Rajgir). Vaishali (Basadh), Kapilvastu (Piprava) Pava (Padrauna), Kusinara (Kasia) have been proved by modern excavation and geographical survey.
As per Buddhist scriptures the Koliyas of Ramgram were situated towards the east of Shakyas of Kapilvastu. Both these clans were situated across the river Rohini. These two clans used to fight over the water Rohini river. Thus geographically their locations are quite clear. But as per descriptions of above write clans two claimants of relics that is Bullis of Allakappa and Brahmins of Vethdip have not been discovered yet.
Although it is proven fact that history gets completed only when something mentioned in scriptures gets evidently proved geographically as well as by excavation and archaeology. Contd...