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Said to be the son (or grandson, through Iḷa) of Manu Vaivasvata, and the first king of Ayodhyā. He was the founder of the dynasty named after him (also known as the Solar dynasty); since Rāma was one of his descendants, his genealogy is given, inter alia, in the Ayodhyākāṇḍa of the Rāmāyaṇa.

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