A village in Magadha, mentioned, together with Dīgharājī, as the residence of the Samsāramocaka heretics. Near by was the ārunavatīvihāra, where Sāriputta once stayed with a company of monks. The village had retained its name for five hundred years (PvA.67).

The Petavatthu (pp.12-13) contains the story of a woman of Itthakāvati who was born as a peta.

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