A village, evidently near Kacchakatittha, on the
Mahāvālukanadī (MT.472). There was once a Tamil stronghold there, guarded by
Nandika. Dutthagāmanī killed Nandika and captured the fort (Mhv.Xxv.14). Later,
Subha erected a vihāra there (Ibid.,xxxv.58.).
The stronghold is also mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.44.