A country north of the river Mahī,
evidently a part of Anga on the other side of that river (Angā eva so janapado;
Gangāya [Mahāmahīgangāya] pana yā uttarena Āpo, tāsam avidūrattā Uttarāpati
It was here, in the village Āpana, that
the Buddha was staying when the
Jatila Keniya came to see him; here also was
preached the Sela Sutta (Sn.102f). From
Bhaddiya (in Anga), (DhA.i.384) the
Buddha went to Anguttārapa and thence to Āpana (Vin.i.243-5; DhA.iii.363).
The country was probably rich because we
find as many as 1,250 monks accompanying the Buddha on his tour (Sn.102f).
Other suttas preached here are the
Potaliya (M.i.359), and the
Apana seems to have been the chief
township, because it is always mentioned in connection with Anguttarāpa.