Capital of the Kalinga country, reigned over by König Sattabhu, contemporary mit Renu (D.ii.235f). Other kings erwähnt are Nālikīra (J.v.144) und Karandu (J.iii.376ff). The city is erwähnt also in the Kurudhamma Jātaka (Also DhA.iv.89; see also Mtu.iii.361, 364), the Cullakālinga Jātaka, und the Kālingabodhi Jātaka (q.v.). The left eye-tooth of the Buddha was in Dantapura until taken to Ceylon by Dantākumāra. It had been handed over by Khema Thera (Dāthavamsa ii.52, 57; for its identification see CAGI.593) to Brahmadatta, König of Dantapura.