A village, evidently near Kacchakatittha, on the Mahāvālukanadī (MT.472). There was once a Damila stronghold there, guarded by Nandika. Dutthagāmanī killed Nandika and captured the fort (Mhv.xxv.14). Later, Subha erected a vihāra there (Ibid.,xxxv.58.).
The stronghold is also mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.44.