History Of India 1 Ikshvaku To Chandragupta Maurya.

The South Indian  kings trace their ancestry to. Solar ,Ikshvaku Dynasty and also to Lunar dynasty.

The Ikshvahu dynasty frm Treta Yuga ,from million years ago extended upto Dwapara yuga and ended with King Sumitra who was defeated and driven away from Ayodhya.

Then we find continum from that period from Magadha dynasty,which belongs to Lunar Dynasty,Chandravamsa from Bruhatradha.

‘Barhadradha Dynasty Before the Mahabharata War of 3138 B.C.


Most History text books in India begin with Maurya Dynasty and Bimbisara,as if there were no history in india before that period,dismissing them as Legends and hyperbole in the imagination of Poets.

The History conveniently begins prior to Alexander’s invasion of India.

Alexander’s invasion of India is a myth as revealed by Greek historians.

But the real history of India,as revealed by the Vedas,Puranas,Ramayana,Mahabharatha,Sanskrit and Tamil literature ,validated by Archeology,foreign literature,especially Greek,Etymological similarities between world languages and Sanskrit and Tamil,Astronomical /Carbon/Infrared dating of artifacts recovered in India and abroad confirm what the Indian texts say.

To understand Indian history,one has to,

Approach Indian texts with open mind,

Verify them with the tools I have mentioned,

Understand that there was no Aryan Invasion,

Sanatana Dharma coexisted with the Tamil culture,which also followedcSanatana Dharma,

There was no North South Divide save the wars between the usual wars between kings,

That the history of India extends to thousands of years,

That the Concept of Time in India is Cyclic and not linear,

There were two major dynasties,Solar and Lunar,Suryavamsa and Chandravamsa and there were many sub dynasties,

The Solar dynasty ,though its ancestor Manu was a Dravidian King,was established in North India,while thexLunar dynasty also flourised in south India,through Ila,Daughter of Manu.

The South Indian  kings trace their ancestry to. Solar ,Ikshvaku Dynasty and also to Lunar dynasty,Chandra vamsa.

The Ikshvahu dynasty frm Treta Yuga ,from million years ago extended upto Dwapara yuga and ended with King Sumitra who was defeated and driven away from Ayodhya.

Then we find continum from that period from Magadha dynasty,which belongs to Lunar Dynasty,Chandravamsa from Bruhatradha.

Lunar, Dynasty,Chandravmsa.image
Lunar dynasty,Chandra vamsa.

‘Barhadradha Dynasty Before the Mahabharata War of 3138 B.C.

1. Barhardradha I :-

According to Mahabharata, Brihadradha-I, the founder of Barhadradha Dynasty was the eldest son of Uparichara Vasu , the seventh in the descent from the Great Kuru, son of Samvarna, a descendant of the Lunar Dynasty (Chandravamsajah) of kings. He founded the kingdom of Magadha probably about 3709 B.C. or 571 years before the Great war of Mahabharata at Kurukshetra between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

This  battle according to Mahabharata, the important Puranas, and all other ancient Hindu, Bauddha and Jaina authorities and traditions, took place. 36 years before the commencement of the Kaliyuga—the present Yuga.   Kali Yuga  began immediately after the departure of Sri Krishna, son of Vasudeva by Devaki, from this world on the 20th February, 3102 B. C., in the year Pramadhin of the Southern School of Hindu astronomers. (Vide Indian Eras By this author, Kota Venkata Chelam)

Brihadradha married the two beautiful twin daughters of the king of Kasi; and by the blessing of a Rishi, he obtained a most powerful son by name Jarasandha. The king, after installing his mighty son Jarasandha on the throne of Magadha retired into a forest and led an ascetic life. In this context the Mahabharata gave the next prominent dynasty of Jarasandha, leaving some generations of kings in the interval between Brihadradha I and Jarasandha (or Brihadradha II). – (Vide_Mahabharata, Sabha Parva. Adhyayas 14 to 19).

N.B:- The Matsya Purana enumerates all the names of kings between Brihadradha-I and Jarasandha or Brihadradha-II Jarasandha, son of Bhuvana was the 15 th in descent from Kuru and the tenth from Brihadradha-I, the founder of the Magadha Dynasty of kings. The following table shows the order of descent according to Matsya Purana. (Chapter 59):-

1. Samvarna

2. Kuru (The founder of the Kaurava Dynasty who removed his capital from Prayaga to Kurukshetra.)

3. Sudhanvan, Parikshit, Prajana, Jaghnu or Johnu or Yaju

4. Suhotra.

5. Chyavana

6. Krimi (or Kriti)

7. Chaidya or Uparicharavasu or Pratipa

8. (1) Brihadradha-I thefounder of the Magadha Dynasty.(3709 B.C.)

9. (2) Kusaagra

10. (3) Vrishabha or Rishabha.

11· (4) Pushpavat or Punyavat

12. (5) Pushpa or Punya

13. (6) Satyadhrithi or Satyahita.

14. (7) Sudhnvan II or Dhanusha.

15. (8) Sarva

16. (9) Bhuvana or Sambhava.

I7. (10)Brihadradha II or Jarasandha.

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‘The Hindu Mahabharata calls Brihadratha the first ruler of Magadha. King Bimbisara of the Haryanka dynasty led an active and expansive policy, conquering Anga in what is now West Bengal.
The death of King Bimbisara was at the hands of his son, Prince Ajatashatru. King Pasenadi, king of neighbouring Kosala and brother-in-law of King Bimbisara, promptly retook the gift of the Kashi province.
Accounts differ slightly as to the cause of King Ajatashatru’s war with the Licchavi, an area north of the river Ganges. It appears that Ajatashatru sent a minister to the area who for three years worked to undermine the unity of the Licchavis. To launch his attack across the Ganges River, Ajatashatru built a fort at the town of Pataliputra. Torn by disagreements the Licchavis fought with Ajatashatru. It took fifteen years for Ajatashatru to defeat them. Jain texts tell how Ajatashatru used two new weapons: a catapult, and a covered chariot with swinging mace that has been compared to a modern tank. Pataliputra began to grow as a center of commerce and became the capital of Magadha after Ajatashatru’s death.’

Haryanka dynasty (c. 600 – 413 BCE)Edit
Bhattiya or

Bimbisara (544-493 BCE)

Ajatashatru (493-461 BCE)




Shishunaga dynasty (413–345 BCE)Edit
Shishunaga (413–395 BCE)

Kakavarna Kalashoka (395–367 BCE)

Mahanandin (367–345 BCE)
Nanda Dynasty (345–321 BCE)Edit
Mahapadma Nanda Ugrasena (from 345 BCE), illegitimate son of Mahanandin, founded the Nanda Empire after inheriting Mahanandin’s empire








Dhana Nanda (Agrammes, Xandrammes) (until 321 BCE), overthrown by Chandragupta Maurya


From Bimbisara to current day,the History of India is clear and can be studied,though some misinformaion about middlecages remain.

I have traced the Dynasties in Northvand shall write about the Dynasties of South India,including Andhra Ikshvakus and Tamils.

I have taken references to Sanskrit and Tamil among Indian languages as I know only these two.






Dravida Lunar Culture Founded By Ila Manu Daughter Ikshvaku Dynasty

Though Sanatana Dharma and the Tamils have mutual respect and lived together, there are some differences.

1. The Worship of Shiva is more pronounced among the Tamils as compared to Vedas.Shiva is not mentioned directly in the Vedas but through Sri Rudram and the name of Shiva is kept in secret in Sri Rudram.There are no special Sukthas for Shiva in the Vedas whereas Shiva was /is considered as the Prime Deity among the Tamils.

Shiva is called the Adi Siddha, the First Siddha and is reported to have founded the Vaasi Yoga, a special Technic of Yoga.

The term Shiva is only a representation of the Vaasi Yoga.The word Vaasi when read  in the reverse or spoken fast becomes Siva.

Shiva’s disciples on Yoga were, among others ,Agastya,Bhoga and Patanjali.

This is from the Tamils.

Kumari Kandam ,The Sunken Continent

Sanskrit mentions that Shiva means Auspiciousness and the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, though remains the same in essence, is different from Vaasi Yoga.

While Shiva’s activities are limited to His Marriage with Uma and not much is heard of Him in the North Indian Texts, Tamil has a lot of references to Shiva’s Manifestations.

His presence in Madurai is chronicled.

His son Subrahmanya is explained in detail and He, along with Shiva and Sage Agastya are credited to have founded the Tamil Language.

Sage Agastya and Subrahmanya are present in  South East Asian  Cultures the form  as far as New Zealand,Australia,.

Tamil kings were present during the marriages of

Nala and Damayanthi, which predates Ramayana,

Rama Sita ,

Draupadi Swayamvara, and also at

Yudhistra’s Rajasuya Yaga,

Tamil kings participated in the Kurukshetra , Mahabharata War,

Krishna and Arjuna married Pandyan princesses and had children through them,

Balarama visited south and worshiped Subrahmanya called as Murugan in the South…

Lord Krishna attended Tamil Poets’ Conclave,Tamil Sangam…

And Vaivaswatha Manu , ancestor of Lord Rama was a Dravida, meditated in Madagascar before migrating to Ayodhya where his son Ikshvaku founded the Ikshvaku Dynasty to which Lord Rama belongs.

It is the Solar Dynasty of India, Suryavansh.

Manu left for the North because of A Tsunami

Tamil is an ancient language of India which runs parallel to Sanskrit.

A Million year old site found near Chennai records an advanced Tamil civilization.

The sunken harbor of Poonpuhar, Tamil Nadu, which is spoken of in detail in the Tamil Epic Cilappadikaram,is dated 20,000 years ago..

Such an old culture refers to Sanskrit and Sanskrit in turn refers to Tamil.

Then there is Sage Agastya who is present both in Tamil and Sanskrit.

So is Sage Valmiki who is considered to be a Siddha and has written poems in Tamil.

Such an intimacy between Sanatana Dharma and Tamuls yet there are differences though they present a unified picture!

This has been a question I have been seeking  an answer to.

The fact that Manu was from the South, Dravida.

  • One has to remember that the landmass in those ancient days was different and it has no relevance to what we call as North or South India now
Jambudweepa, landmass of the Earth as explained in the Puranas. Note the change from present Landmass

Lord Rama refused to fight against the Lemurians while he was fighting the Atlantis people saying that Lemurians were his ancestors,

Ravana,s ancestors Malyavan and Kubera were also from the area we now call as Lemuria

made me check.

Vaivaswatha Manu had a daughter as well.

She was called Ila.

Ila was birth a Man and a woman and he/ she could change genders.

To the skeptics , please check transgender surgeries being performed now

While migrating to Ayodhya, Manu seems to have left his Daughter Ila in the South with a kingdom to rule.

Ila married Budha , son of Moon.

And The Lunar dynasty was born in India.

Ila, daughter of Manu with her husband Budha
Surendrapuri Temple’s Navagraha Temples, Budha with wife Ila.
Chandra vansh
Chandra vansh, Lunar Dynasty. Here one may find Budha, Ila is wife of Budha ) click to enlarge

The Ikshvaku Dynasty to which Lord Rama belongs is the Solar dynasty.

Tamil kings especially the Cholas call themselves as belonging to Solar Dynasty.

So, while Ikshvaku Dynasty prospered in the North as Sanatana Dharma on the banks of Ganges,Sarasvathi and Sindhu, another dynasty founded by the daughter of Manu, Ila prospered in the South, Dravida Desa.

This dynasty seems to have survived the Tsunami by staying at a higher plane near Madagascar which was a part of Lemuria.

Saman was the brother of Ila.

He stayed with his sister Ila in the south.

And also in Mu civilization.

This accounts for both the unity and diversity between Sanatana Dharma and Tamils.

The term Elam, Tamil land seems to have originated from Ila and the descendants of Ila were ruling Elam.

This Elam encompassed a Landmass called Kumarikandam.

There seems to be a controversy a s to whether Lemuria and Kumarikandam are different.

Lemuria and Kumarikandam Verified

Ila (Sanskrit: इल) or Ilā (Sanskrit: इला) is an androgyne in Hindu mythology, known for their sex changes. As a man, he is known as Ila or Sudyumna and as a woman, is called Ilā. Ilā is considered the chief progenitor of the Lunar dynasty of Indian kings – also known as the Ailas (“descendants of Ilā”).

While many versions of the tale exist, Ila is usually described as a daughter or son of Vaivasvata Manu and thus the sibling of Ikshvaku, the founder of the Solar Dynasty. In versions in which Ila is born female, she changes into a male form by divine grace soon after her birth. After mistakenly entering a sacred grove as an adult, Ila is either cursed to change his/her gender every month or cursed to become a woman. As a woman, Ilā married Budha, the god of the planet Mercury and the son of the lunar deity Chandra (Soma), and bore him a son called Pururavas, the father of the Lunar dynasty. After the birth of Pururavas, Ilā is transformed into a man again and fathered three sons.


In the Vedas, Ilā is praised as Idā (Sanskrit: इडा), goddess of speech, and described as mother of Pururavas.’

(ஈழம் என்று அழைக்கப்பட்ட  மனுவின் மகள் குமரி > ஈழம் என்னும் தமிழ் அரச குமாரி ஆண்டு வந்த. குமரி ஆட்சிசெய்த பகுதிகளை குமரிக்கண்டம் என்று அழைக்கப்பட்டு வந்தது)

குமரிக்கண்டத்தில் இருந்த தென் இந்தியாவின் பழங்குடிகள் பழந்தமிழர்கள் என்பது கருதுகோள். சிலப்பதிகாரம் மற்றும் மணிமேகலை ஆகிய காப்பியங்களில் குமரிக்கண்டம் பின்னர் அழிவுக்குட்பட்தாக கூறப்படுகின்றது பத்தாயிரம் ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பிருந்த [கி.மு.8000] பனி யுகத்தின் போது மாக்கடலில் கடல்நீர் மட்டம் குன்றிக் குமரிக் கண்டம் முழுவதும் புறத்தே தெரியும்படி மேலாக உயர்ந்திருந்தது. தமிழர் தாயக நிலப்பரப்புகளான தமிழ்நாடு, நாகதீவு>( தமிழீழம்) ஆகியவற்றில் வசித்த  தமிழனின் பிறந்தகம். ஆதித் தமிழன் வாழ்ந்த இடம் லெமுரியாக் கண்டம்.கடற்கோள் காரணமாக  லெமுரியாக் கண்டத்தின் பல பகுதிகள் கடலில் மூழ்கின.அதில் எஞ்சிய பன்னிராயிரம் தீவுகளில் ஒன்றே,>கடலில் மூழ்கிய குமரி நிலத்தின் எச்சமே இன்றைய தமிழனின் பிறந்தகம்.மேற்கூறிய சான்றுகளின்படி தற்போதைய இலங்கை தமிழகத்தின் ஒரு பகுதியே என்பதும் அங்கு வசித்தவர்கள் தமிழை தாய்மொழியாக கொண்டவர்கள் என்பதும் தெளிவாகக் புலப்படுகிறது. தமிழ் ஈழம் தமிழினத்தின் பிறப்புரிமை ! 50 ஆயிரம் ஆண்டுக்கால இலக்கிய வரலாறு கொண்ட தமிழே உலகின் முதன் மொழி! குமரிக் கண்டமே தமிழனின் பிறந்தகம். கடலில் மூழ்கிய குமரி நிலத்தின் எச்சமே இன்றைய தமிழீழம், தமிழ்ஈழம்  என்னும் நாகதீவை ஆண்ட மனுவின் மகள் ஈழம் என்னும் தமிழ் அரசகுமாரி ஆட்சி புரிந்த பகுதி> குமரிக் கண்டம் எனப்பட்டதுசிங்களவர்கள் இலங்கைத் தீவின் வந்தேறிகள்.என்பதும் கடலில் மூழ்கிய குமரி நிலத்தின் ஒரு பகுதியே இன்றைய தமிழீழம், என்பதும் தெளிவாகக் புலப்படுகிறது.

மனுசக்கரவர்த்திக்கு ,>சமன்,என்னும் புத்திரனும்,>ஈழம், என்னும புத்திரியும்பிறந்தார்கள். மனுசக்கரவர்த்திக்கு பின் தமிழகம் இந்த இருவராலும் ஆட்சி செய்யப்பட்டு வந்தது. 

தென்னகத்தை மகனாகிய சமனும், அவனது சந்ததியினரும், வடபாகத்தை மகளாகிய ஈழமும் அவளது சந்ததியினரும் ஆண்டு வந்தனர். மனுவின் மகளாகியஈழம் என்பவளுக்கு> குமரி என்று வேறு பெயரும் உண்டு.குமரி என்று அழைக்கப்பட்ட இந்தமனுசக்கரவர்த்தியின் மகள் ஆட்சி புரிந்த பகுதி> குமரிக் கண்டம் எனப்பட்டது. இந்தக் குமரிக் கண்டத்திலேயே  தமிழ்நாடு ,ஈழநாடு, பாண்டி நாடு, சேர நாடு, சோழ நாடு முதலிய நாடுகள் அடங்குகின்றன. ஈழம் என்னும் அரசி அட்சி புரி;ந்த பகுதியே அவளின் பெயரால் ஈழம்நாடு என்று அழைக்கப்பட்டுக் காலக்கிரமத்தில் ஈழநாடு ஆகியது. இந்த நான்கு மண்டலங்களும் ஒரு காலத்தில் ஒரே நிலப்பரப்பாகவே இருந்தன. இடையில் ஏற்பட்ட கடல்கோள்களே ஈழநாடு என்று அழைக்கப்பட்ட ஈழ மண்டலத்தை ஏனைய மூன்று மண்டலங்களிருந்து பிரித்து விட்;டன.எனினும் ஈழமண்டலமாகிய ஈழத்தில் தமிழரே வாழ்ந்து வந்தனர். பிற்காலத்தில்தான் தமிழலரல்லாதோர் இங்கு வந்து குடியேறினர் என்பதனை நாம் மறந்து விடக் கூடாது. வரலாற்றுக்காலத்துக்கு முன்பிருந்தே தமிழர்கள் ஈழத்தில் மிகவும் முன்னேற்றம் அடைந்தவர்களாகவும் நாகரீக வளர்ச்சி பெற்றவர்களுமான ஓர் இனமாக வாழ்ந்து வந்தனர்.

தமிழர்கள் பாரம்பரியமாக வாழ்ந்துவந்த குமரிக் கண்டத்தில் உள்ள ஒரு நகரில் கன்னியாகிய குமரி (ஈழம்) ஆட்சி புரிந்தமையால் அந்நகரம் கன்னியாகுமரி என்று அழைக்கப்பட்டது. இக்கன்னியாகுமரி என்னும் பட்டினம் குமரிகண்டத்துக்குச் சிலகாலம் தலை நகராகி விளங்கியது. பிற்காலத்தில் குமரிக்கண்டத்தின் பெரும் பகுதி கடல் கொள்ளப்பட்டது. இக்கடல் கோல்களினால் நிலப்பரப்பு மாத்திரமன்றிப் பல தமிழ் சங்க மண்டபங்கள், அவைகளில் இருந்த இலக்கண இலக்கிய நூல்கள் எல்லாம் சமுத்திரத்துள் ஆழ்ந்து விட்டது, சமன் ஆண்ட பிரதேசமும் கடலுள் அமிழ்ந்தி விட்டது.மிகுதியான நிலப்பரப்பு பாரத கண்டம் பல தேசங்களாக பிரிந்தது.

  • Some gaps in the history remain.I am researching.People may contribute with authentic Links


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Budha with Ila Image credit.

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Pandavas Kauravas Ramas Ikshwaku Dynasty

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, 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 .http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/article:ikshwaku-kings-in-mahabharata#toc5

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)’



Lunar Dynasty India Chandra Vamsa of Mahabharata List

Indian legends speak of two dynasties that ruled India, Surya, Solar and Chandra Vamsa, Lunar Dynasty.

Lord Rama belonged to Ikshvaku of Surya or Lunar Dynasty while the Kauravas and Pandavas belonged to Lunar Dynasty or Chandra Vamsa.

However, Vivaswan, the father of Vaivaswatha Manu of Solar Dynasty has been identified as Surya Deva (The Sun).

Chandra is said to to be a son of Atri Maharshi, (a son of Brahma) or of the ocean (Ksheera Sagara Mathanam).

Chandra’s son Budha married Ila the daughter of Vaivaswata Manu and their son Pururavas inherited Pratishthanapura.

Both these dynasties are related.

Indian legends speak of two dynasties that ruled India, Surya, Solar and Chandra Vamsa, Lunar Dynasty.

Lord Rama belonged to Ikshvaku of Surya,Solar Dynasty while the Kauravas and Pandavas belonged to Lunar Dynasty or Chandra Vamsa.

However, Vivaswan, the father of Vaivaswatha Manu of Solar Dynasty has been identified as Surya Deva (The Sun).

Chandra is said to to be a son of Atri Maharshi, (a son of Brahma) or of the ocean (Ksheera Sagara Mathanam).

Chandra’s son Budha married Ila the daughter of Vaivaswata Manu and their son Pururavas inherited Pratishthanapura.

Both these dynasties are related.

The Tamil Dynasty of Cholas descended from the Solar Dynasty of Rama while Pandyas from the Chandra Vamsa, Lunar Dynasty.

Chandra Vamsa .jpg
Chandra Vamsa , Lunar dynasty of India. Click to enlarge.
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