A city founded by Vijita, minister to Vijaya.
Near by was Khandhāvārapitthi, where Dutthagāmanī pitched his camp during his campaign against the Damilas, and also the village of Hatthipora (q.v.).
The city was a stronghold of the Damilas, and was captured by Dutthagtāmanī after a four months' siege. For details of the siege see Mhv.xxv.19ff.