A city in Avanti, birthplace of
Nanda Kumāputta (ThagA.ii.100).
Sāriputta visited the place in the course of
a journey in Dakkhināgiri and were
entertained by Nandamātā (A.iv.62f). See
Buddhaghosa says (AA.ii.717; SnA.i.370)
that the city was so called because bamboos were thickly planted for protection
round the walls and fortifications.