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Definition of Ikshvaku

Ikshvaku Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Ikshvaku Iksvaku (Sanskrit) The son of Vaivasvata-Manu -- progenitor of the present human race and son of Vivasvat (the sun). Ikshvaku was the founder of the solar race of kings (Suryavansa), reigning at Ayodhya at the commencement of the treta yuga (second age). It is said that he had a hundred sons, one of whom, Nimi, founded the Mithila dynasty.
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Ikshvaku (Sanskrit: इक्ष्वाकु, , ; Pali: Okkāka) was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty in ancient India. Ikshvaku is remembered in Hindu scriptures as a righteous and glorious king. In some versions, he is the son of Vaivasvata Manu (formerly the Emperor Satyavrata of Dravida), one of the two central characters along with the Lord Matsya incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the Matsya Purana. He is born to Manu after the deluge which sends the King's ship to the top of the Malaya Mountains in the Dravida country.

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The Ikshvaku dynasty, in Puranic literature, was a mythical dynasty founded by Rishabha, also known as Ikshvaku. Ikshvaku, literally means sugar cane". The dynasty is also known as (the Solar dynasty). Rama, hero of the Ramayana belonged to this dynasty. Twenty-two out of the twenty-four Jain Tirthankara belonged to this dynasty. Rishabha is present in both Hindu as well as Jain mythology. Both refers to the same person.

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