Ikshvaku Meaning | Scion of Ikshvaku

Ikshvaku (also ikshvaaku, iksvaku; Devanagari: इक्ष्वाकु) comes from the Sanskrit word iksh (which becomes eekh in the common Hindi) which means sugarcane. It is said that the King Ikshvaku was the first to show how one could bring the juice out of sugarcane and thus make sugar, and hence got this name.

As such, Ikshvaku was the son of Vaivasvata Manu and the founder of Suryavansh, the solar dynasty in which King Dasharatha and Lord Rama were born.

Hence, the Scion of Ikshvaku we are talking here about is none other than Lord Rama.

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