Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A city in the kingdom of Aṅga. It was here that the Mahā-Assapura and Cūḷa-Assapura Suttas were taught by the Buddha (M.i.271 ﬀ; 281 ﬀ; MA.i.483).
According to the Cetiya Jātaka, Assapura was built by the second of the five sons of King Apacara of Ceti, on the spot where he saw a pure white horse. It lay to the south of Sotthivatī, Upacara’s capital. J.iii.460.