Kings of the Ikshvaku Dynasty

Ikshvaku was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty and founder of the Sun Dynasty (Suryavamsh). He is the son of Vivasvant Manu who is the son of Vivasvant (Surya, the Sun god). Ikshvaku reigned over Kosala, the present day Oudh in the state of Uttar Pradesh along the banks of the river Sarayu with Ayodhya as its capital. There are many illustrious Kings in the Ikshvaku Dynasty. Bhaghiratha, who brought the river Ganga to earth from heaven. Harischandra, who accepted selling his wife and son, but did not tell a lie. Shibi, who cut his limbs to feed a hawk so that he could save the life of a dove who had sought refuge in him. Ram, who was the seventh incarnation of Vishnu.

The last important king of Ayodhya was Brihdbal, who was killed by Abhimanyu in the Kurukshetra war. The last ruling king of the dynasty at Ayodhya was Sumitra in the 4th century BC, who, after being forced out of Ayodhya by emperor Mahapadma Nanda of Magadha's Nanda Dynasty, continued the royal line at Rohtas.

Kings of the Ikshvaku Dynasty

  1. Ikshvaku
  2. Vikukshi
  3. Kakutstha or Puranjaya
  4. Anena or Anaranya
  5. Prithu
  6. Vishvagashva
  7. Ardra or Chandra
  8. Yuvanashva I
  9. Shravast
  10. Vrihadashva
  11. Kuvalashva
  12. Dridhashva
  13. Pramod
  14. Haryashva I
  15. Nikumbh
  16. Santashva
  17. Krishasva
  18. Prasenjit I
  19. Yuvanashva II
  20. Mandhata
  21. Purukutsa
  22. Traddasyu
  23. Sambhoot
  24. Anaranya II
  25. Trashdashva
  26. Haryashva II
  27. Vasuman
  28. Tridhanva
  29. Tryyaruna
  30. Satyavrata or Trishanku
  31. Harishchandra
  32. Rohitashva
  33. Harita
  34. Chenchu
  35. Vijay
  36. Rusak
  37. Vrika
  38. Bahu or Asit
  39. Sagara
  40. Asmanjasa
  41. Anshuman
  42. Dileepa I
  43. Bhagiratha
  44. Shrut
  45. Nabhag
  46. Ambarish
  47. Sindhu Dweep
  48. Pratayu
  49. Shrutuparna
  50. Sarvakama
  51. Sudaas
  52. Mitrasah
  53. Sarvakama II
  54. Ananaranya III
  55. Nighna
  56. Animitra (Raghu I is the brother of Animitra)
  57. Duliduh
  58. Dileepa II
  59. Raghu II
  60. Aja
  61. Dasaratha
  62. Lord Srirama
  63. Lava and Kusha
  64. Atithi
  65. Nishadh
  66. Nal
  67. Nabha
  68. Pundarika
  69. Kshemandhava
  70. Dewaneek
  71. Ahinagu
  72. Paripatra
  73. Shala or Dala
  74. Bala
  75. Ukta
  76. Vajranabh
  77. Shankh
  78. Vishvashaha
  79. Hiranyanabha
  80. Pusya
  81. Dhruvsandhi
  82. Sudarshan
  83. Agnivarna
  84. Shighraga
  85. Maru
  86. Prasut
  87. Susandhi
  88. Amarsha
  89. Vishrutwan
  90. Vishravbahu
  91. Prasenjit I
  92. Takshaka
  93. Brihadbal
  94. Brahatkshtra
  95. Arukshay
  96. Vatsavyuha
  97. Prativyom
  98. Diwakar
  99. Sahdeva
  100. Vrihadashwa
  101. Bhanuratha
  102. Pratitashwa
  103. Supratika
  104. Marudeva
  105. Sunakshtra
  106. Antariksha
  107. Sushena
  108. Anibhajit
  109. Vrihadbhanu
  110. Dharmi
  111. Kritanjaya
  112. Rananjaya
  113. Sanjay
  114. Prasenjit II
  115. Kshudrak
  116. Kulak
  117. Surath
  118. Sumitra
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