1. Upatissagāma.– A brahmin village near Rājagaha. It was the birthplace of Sāriputta (ThagA.ii.93; DhA.i.73). Its real name was Nālaka (q.v.), but it was called Upatissagāma, evidently because its chieftains belonged to the Upatissa clan. It is probable that Sāriputta’s father, who was head of the village (gāmasāmi), was also called Upatissa. See SnA.i.326.
2. Upatissagāma.– Sometimes called Upatissanagara. The settlement founded by Vijaya’s chaplain, Upatissa, on the banks of the Gambhīra-