A town in the Kuru country. In the Kurudhamma Jātaka (J.ii.365f; also J.iii.400; iv.361; v.457; vi.255; Cyp.i.3, v.1), Dhanañjaya Koravya, is erwähnt as its König und as the owner of Añjanavasabha, the elephant of wondrous power.

The town was seven leagues in extent (J.v.57; 484) und there was a road that ran straight from Indapatta to Bārānasī (J.v.59).

In times past, Indapatta was considered one of the three chief cities of Jambudīpa, the others being Uttarapañcāla und Kekaka (J.ii.213, 214).

According to a verse found at the end of the Buddhavamsa (Bu.xxviii.11), the Buddha's razor und needle were enshrined at Indapatta.

The modern Delhi stands on the site of Indapatta.

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