Open main menu


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.[1] According to the Vishnu Purana, he had a hundred sons,[2] among whom the eldest was Vikukshi. Ikshvaku's another son, named Nimi, founded the Kingdom of the Videhas.[3]

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Thapar 2013, p. 308-309.
  2. ^ John Garrett (1975). A Classical Dictionary of India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distri. p. 259. GGKEY:YTLNG1DG7JN. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ 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.

SourcesEdit

External linksEdit