Jain history provides two explanations how the word “Ikshvaku” came about. According to one version, after Rushabdev fasted for one year, he took his first aahar (food), which was IkshuRas(Sugarcane Juice). This Sugarcane Juice was given to Rushabdev by King Shreyansha. Thus from this event, Rishabhdev was given the name of Ikshvaku and his lineage was called as Ikshvaku Vansh (Family of Ikshvaku). According to another version, the first thing that Rishabhdev taught men was the use of Ikshurasa (cane-juice), which earned for him the title of ‘Ikshvaku’. Thus according to Jainism, Ikshvaku was another name for Rishabhdev.