1. Upatissagāma. A brahmin village near
Rājagaha. It was the birthplace of
Sāriputta (ThagA.iii.93; DhA.i.73). Its real
name was Nālaka, but it was called Upatissagāma, evidently because its
chieftains belonged to the Upatissa clan. It is probable that Sāriputta's
father, who was head of the village (gāmasāmi), was also called Upatissa. See
2. Upatissagāma (sometimes called
Upatissanagara). The settlement founded by Vijaya's chaplain, Upatissa, on the
banks of the Gambhīra-nadī, about seven miles to the north of Anurādhapura
(Mhv.vii.44; Mhv.Trs.58, n.4; Dpv. ix.36; x.5).
It was the seat of government
till Anurādhapura became the capital (See, e.g., Mhv.viii.4; x.48). Soon after
Mahinda's arrival in Ceylon many young men joined the Order, and among them
there were five hundred from Upatissagāma (Mhv.Xvii.60).