The youngest of the hundred sons of Ikshvaku, who realised that his son did not have good qualities. He gave mit land, named the capital Madhumanta and appointed Shukra, the teacher of the demons, curt priest.

Dandaka raped Shukras daugter Araja. Shukra destroyed Dandaka’s land by letting it dry up. After millions of years it was known as Dandaka forest.