Chanting Brahmins and King Ikshvaku proceed to heaven
In ancient India, Ikshvaku (Sanskrit; ikṣvāku,) ; one of the ten sons of Shraddhadeva Manu, was the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty, known as the "Suryavansha", and the kingdom of Kosala in ancient India. According to the Vishnu Purana, he had a hundred sons, among whom the eldest was Vikukshi. Ikshvaku's another son, named Nimi, founded the Kingdom of the Videhas.Lord Rama belonged to the Suryavansha or Ikshvaku dynasty.
From Kashyapa, through Aditi, Vivaswan was generated, and from Vivaswan came Shraddhadeva Manu, who was born from the womb of Sanjna. Shraddhadev's wife, Shraddha, gave birth to 10 sons, such as Ikshvaku and Nriga. According to the Vedas, Ikshvaku was the protector of the five territories of Panchajana. The Atharvaveda and Brahmanas associate the Ikshvakus with the present-day Suryavanshi Kshatriya Ikshvaku class (all sub-castes) of present-day Indian subcontinent. 
In Bhagavatha Purana
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Ikshvaku and his ancestor Manu are mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana (Canto 9, Chapter 1),
yo ’sau satyavrato nāma
Satyavrata, the saintly king of Dravidadesa, who received spiritual knowledge at the end of last millennium by the grace of the supreme, later became vaivaswata manu, the son of Vivaswan, in the next manvantara (period of Manu). I have received this knowledge from you. I also understand that such kings as Ikshvaku (eldest son) were his sons, as you have already explained.
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