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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 (, (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. This dynasty is also known as (the Solar dynasty). The important personalities belonging to this royal house are Harishchandra, Dilipa, Sagara, Raghu, Rama and Prasenajit. Although, both the Hindu Puranas and the Buddhist texts include Shuddodhana, Gautama Buddha and Rahula in their accounts of the Ikshvaku dynasty, but according to the Buddhist texts, Mahasammata, an ancestor of Ikshvaku was the founder of this dynasty, who was elected by the people as the first king of the present era. The Ikshvaku dynasty of Jaina literature includes 22 Jaina Tirthankaras. According to the Puranas, supreme preceptor of the Ikshvaku dynasty was sage Vashishta.

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