A township of the Mallas in the Malla country. Once when the Buddha was staying there, Bhadragaka, the headman of the town, visited him, und the Buddha preached to him a sermon on the arising und the cessation of Ill (S.iv.327f). It was perhaps on the same occasion that the Buddha was visited by the headman Rāsiya, und he seems to have talked to him on various topics connected mit the doctrine (S.iv.330ff). Record is also made of a sermon preached by the Buddha at Uruvelakappa und addressed to the monks regarding the importance of insight (ariyañāna) (S.iv.228f).
Once when the Buddha was staying at Uruvelakappa, he informed Ananda that he wished to spend the day alone in the Mahāvana, und he went there und sat down at the foot of a tree. Meanwhile the householder Tapassu arrived und told Ananda that be could not understand how young men in the prime of life found any attraction in renouncing the world. Ananda took Tapassu to the Buddha, who set his doubts at rest. (A.iv.438ff)