As per Mahabharata Vana Parva , Parashurama's maternal grandfater was King Prasenajit.

As per Valmiki Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda Sarga 110 verse 13, one of Lord Rama's ancestor was Prasenajit

Are they the same person ? Looking for a scripture reference

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    Very interesting. it seems plausible since Prasenjit would have been born in the 19th Mahayuga much before Shri Rama's time in 24th Mahayuga. – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal May 6 '20 at 17:03
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    @Dr.VineetAggarwal - I think so too . There seems no good to reason to mention Prasenjit from Ikshvaku lineage in Ramayana as being the second child he was not even heir to the throne – Carmen sandiego May 6 '20 at 17:13
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    Furthermore , grandfather of Prasenjit (from Ikshvaku dynasty) is King Mandhata. Mandhata is said to have been born in 15th Treta Yuga - hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/21996/18974 . So for sure Prasenjit was born in or after 15th Treta Yuga. – Carmen sandiego May 7 '20 at 4:11
  • Rama was Kshatriya and Parshuram was Brahmin from birth. – Sanatan Darshan May 7 '20 at 4:46
  • @Sanatan Darshan - No one is denying that. – Carmen sandiego May 7 '20 at 6:06

Yes, King Prasanajit who was Lord Rama's ancestor was also Lord Parashurama's maternal grandfather. So Lord Parashurama has links to Ikshavaku lineage.

From Chapter VII - Lineage of Puruvasas and Jahnu of Vishnu Purana,

Jamadagni married Reṇukā, the daughter of Reṇū, of the family of Ikṣvāku, and had by her the destroyer of the Kṣatriya race, Paraśurāma, who was a portion of Nārāyaṇa, the spiritual guide of the universe[14].

“JAMADAGNI (the son of Ricīka1) was a pious sage, who by the fervour of his devotions, whilst engaged in holy study, obtained entire possession of the Vedas. Having gone to king Prasenajit, he demanded in marriage his daughter Reṇukā, and the king gave her unto him.

  • Good to see you answering your own question which was left unanswered for long time. – TheLittleNaruto Sep 30 '20 at 10:09
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    @TheLittleNaruto - Thanks. I came across this while searching for more information on Tarakamaya war, and luckily I remembered my unanswered question. – Carmen sandiego Sep 30 '20 at 10:41

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