A mountain in Himavā, one of the five ranges
round Anotatta. It is composed of all kinds of
precious metals (SnA..ii.437; AA.ii.759; UdA.300; Ap.i.50, 414; PsA.15; Vsm.650).
It is famed as the abode of golden swans living in a golden cave (Kañcanaguhā)
on the top of the mountain, sometimes as many as ninety thousand in number
(E.g., J. ii.107; iii.208, 247; iv.424, etc). There also the
Dhattarattha swans lived (J.v.337).
The name is sometimes (E.g., J. iv.212; v.338) spelt Citrakūta. It is
generally identified with Kāmptanāthgiri in Bundelkhand, an isolated hill on the
Paisunī or Mandākinī River. Law: Geog. of Early Bsm.40.