Ikshvaku

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Ikshvaku
Chanting Brahmins and King Ikshwaku proceed to heaven.jpg
Chanting Brahmins and King Ikshvaku proceed to heaven
BornRishabha
IssueBharata/Vikukshi/Kukshi, Nimi
DynastyIkshvaku
FatherManu Vaivaswata
MotherShraddha
ReligionHinduism

In Hindu religion, Ikshvaku (Sanskrit; ikṣvāku, from Sanskrit ikṣu; Pali: Okkāka), one of the ten sons of Shraddhadeva Manu, was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty, known as the "Suryavansha", and the kingdom of Kosala in ancient India. According to the Vishnu Purana, he had a hundred sons,[1] among whom the eldest was Vikukshi. Ikshvaku's another son, named Nimi, founded the Kingdom of the Videhas.[2]

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  1. ^ John Garrett (1975). A Classical Dictionary of India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distri. p. 259. GGKEY:YTLNG1DG7JN. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Subodh Kapoor (2004). A Dictionary of Hinduism: Including Its Mythology, Religion, History, Literature, and Pantheon. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications. p. 171. ISBN 978-81-7755-874-6. Retrieved 15 September 2017.

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