Pandavas Kauravas Ramas Ikshwaku Dynasty

There are, according to Puranas and Ithihasas Ramayana and Mahabharata there are two dynasties.

One is the Inshwaku dynasty to which Lord Rama belongs.(Solar Dynasty)

Another is Chandra Dynasty to which the Pandavas and Kauravs belong.( Lunar Dynasty)

Ikshwaku (Ramayana) and Mahabharata Dynasty.


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The Kurus/Chandra dynasty is from Budha, Purururava.

The point is in the above lineage you shall find the descendants of Ikshwaku/Rama fought along side the Kauravas and while Bhima defeated Dirghayaghna, Abhimanyu killed  Vrishdvala!


There are two issues here.

One is that Ramayana took place in Treta Yuga , thousands of years before Mahabharata war in Dwapara Yuga.

How come the descendants of Ishwakhu fought with the Kauravas in Dwapara Yuga?

And I have written earlier that Lord Rama’s death preceded Krishna’s  by a mere 250 Years!

I have replied to that in my post Ramas death precedes Krishnas 250 years.

Are we missing the history here and are there some Kings list of Ikshwaku missing?

Though the lineage of Ikshwaku is provided in the Mahabharataby Vyasa, there seems to some thing missing in the Kings List as it can not account for thousands of years.

Readers may contribute.

Might be there are some missing links who ruled during Yuga Sandhi, the hiatus between the end of one Yuga and the beginning of another Yuga and the Ikshwaku Kings ruled in that period.

But the Universe is in hibernation in Yuga Sandhi!

Other wise the list is perfect.

Another important point is Mahabharata states that Ikshwaku is considered to be elder brother of one of the daughters of Manu and she got married into Chandra Vamasa.

‘Mahabharata mentions the founder king Ikshwaku as a son of the great patriarch Manu. thus we have at Mbh.1.75:- Manu begat ten children namedVena, Dhrishnu, Narishyan, Nabhaga, Ikshvaku, Karusha, Saryati, the eighth, a daughter named Ila, Prishadhru the ninth, and Nabhagarishta, the tenth. Among this, princess Ila is the founder of Aila dynasty which later expanded into Puru, Bharata and Kuru linages in which the Kauravas and Pandavas are born. Thus Mahabharata consider Ikshwaku as an elder bother of Ila. It indirectly gives the impression that the Ikshwakus were older than the Ailas.’

Source .

Rama’s Dynasty ends.

‘Soorya Vamsa.
Sree Maha Vishnu
Kasyapa, his wife– Aditi.
Soorya (Sun), his wife– Sanjna.
Vaivasvsvata Manuvu, his wife– Sraddha.

Ikshvaaku Ilaa(lady) Saryaati Subhaaga
(later transformed (grandson)
into Sudyumna)

Grand son son Chyavana.
16th descendant
Maandhaatha wife Bindumati
He got three sons and 50 daughters
Elder son Purukutsu
Purukutsu’s 7th descendant Trishanka
Trishanka’s son Harischandra
Harischandra’s 8th descendant Sagara
Sagara’s grand son Amsumanta
Amsumanta’s grand son Bhageeratha
Bhageeratha’s 5th descendant Rutuparna
Rutuparna’s 6th descendant Khatvanga.
Khatvanga’s grand son King Raghu.
King Raghu’s grand son King Dasaradha
King Dasaradha’s four sons are
SriRama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Satrughna.
Sri Rama’s sons, Lava and Kusa.
Lakshmana’s sons Angada, Chandra keta.
Bharata’s sons Daksha,Pushkala
Satrughna’s sons Subaahu, Srutasena.

Because all the above kings descended from the origin,Soorya (Sun), it is called Soorya Vamsa. As far as we know, in Soorya Vamsa, the last king in Tretayuga, was Sreerama Chandra. Later,in Dvaapara Yuga, there were Pandavas,Kouravas, Sri Krishna etc. Kings. They belong to Chandra Vamsa Kings'( Udyoga Parav of Mahabharta by Vyasa)’


One thought on “Pandavas Kauravas Ramas Ikshwaku Dynasty

  1. I fear it is not ncorrect. Actually Vaivastha Manu approached KULAGURU–VASHISHTA for a son but during the YAGYA the purohits wrongly splet the word with the result that a daughter was born but the daughter was brought up like a son. when the daughter entered KUMARAVANA Sri Karthikeya’s garden without knowing the curse any woman entering it will become she entered it but she regained her form from a GANDHARVA who accepted the manly form of the girl and then the girl fell in love with BUDHA and PURU ws born. Ila was elder to IKHSHVAHU. However in JAIN CHRONICLES there is slight variation. Though Ikshvaku was SOLAR RACE yet upto the time of IKSHVAHU the birth of woman and man was simultaneous not out of womb and thus even after Ishvahu Sri Rama and Sri Sita were born out of mind and were married which was misinterpreted as marriage of brother and sister. There was no mention of CHANDRAVAMSIN but SOMAVAMSIN with no details. Actually SOMA was different from Chandra. Probably SOMA would have been a star like Surya and the COSMOLOGY proposes existence of two suns and SOMA with lesser light was visible only in night. However it disappeared with the simultaneous birth of the present Moon. This was the story of SOMA marrying 27 nakshatra daughters of Daksha and waxing and waning. The hymns rerred to SOMA were superimposed on CHANDRA at a later stage. But still Soma’s rays in night helping growth can never be attributed to CHANDRA but waxing and waning of moon has bearing on women and mind of humans. Thus unless the concept of SOMA was correctly fathomed SOMAVAMSI will be a dark aspect only. Somavamsin and Suryavamsing canno rule simultaneously. The question is why didLORD PARASURAMA SPARE SOMAVAMSIN. Viswamithra was neither from SURYA OR CHANDRA THEN HOW CAN BE A KSHATRIYA/ It is futile to go on analyse PURANAS. If it is analysed it will result only in confusion since PURANAS ARE HEAVILY LOADED IN FAVOUR OF SOMAVAMSINS only


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