A city of the gods, mighty, prosperous and full of devas. DN.ii.147 DN.ii.170
It was one of the chief cities of Uttarakuru, and a royal residence of Kuvera. DN.iii.201
In the Culla Vagga Vin.ii.152 the word is used as an adjective (vihārā āḷakamandā honti) to mean crowded with people.