King Aja was the ancient king of the Solar Dynasty, and the worshipper of Lord Surya. He was born in the Treta Yuga, and he was good at handling weapons and was a great scholar and an expert in all kinds of arts. He was the son of king Raghu , who was considered as a great emperor of the Ikshvaku dynasty, and his grandfather was the noble king Dileepa. He ruled the kingdom of Ayodhya in a well-versed manner. His wife was Indumati, who was a chaste and a worshipful queen, and his son was Dasharatha, father of Lord Rama.
Indumati in her previous birth was an apsara in the Indra Loka. Since as per the instructions of Lord Indra, she disturbed the penance of the great Sage Trinabindu, and he cursed her to take birth in the earth. Due to that, she was born as the Vidarbha Kingdom Princess and got married with king Aja. After some time, Indumati had got relieved from her curse, and went back to the Indra Lok. King Aja could not tolerate her absence, and died shortly. And after his death, it is believed that he had attained SALVATION.
After the death of Aja and Indumati, child Dasarata was taken care of by his relatives, and after he attained teenage, he was crowned as the king of Ayodhya.
Let us worship the great king Aja and be blessed.
“OM SRI AJA MAHARAJAVE NAMAHA”
“JAI MATA SITA”