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Ikshvaku (Sanskrit: इक्ष्वाकु, ikṣvāku, from Sanskrit ikṣu, meaning 'one who speaks sweetly'; Pali: Okkāka), one of the ten sons of Manu Vaivaswata, was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty, known as Solar dynasty, 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 Videha dynasty.[2]

Chanting Brahmins and King Ikshvaku proceed to heaven
Family Samvadpath (father)
Valsita (mother)
Prasth Dev (brother)

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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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