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Definition of Ikshvaku

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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 (, (from the word , which means ‘sugar cane’); Pali: Okkaka) was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty and founder of the Ikshvaku-Vansh, or Suryavansh Dynasty of Kshatriyas in Vedic civilization in ancient India.

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The Ikshvaku dynasty, in Puranic literature, was a mythical dynasty founded by Ikshvaku, grandson of Vivasvan or Surya and son of Vaivasvata Manu. They ruled from the Kosala Kingdom with Ayodhya as their capital. The two Indian epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, have numerous mentions of this dynasty.

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