Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A village, evidently near Kacchaka-tittha, on the Mahāvāḷukagaṅgā (MT.472). There was once a Damiḷa stronghold there, guarded by Nandika. Duṭṭhagāmaṇī 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.