Āyu (Ayu) is the king of the Bheka race. His daughter Suśobhanā (Susobhana) was married to King Parīkṣhit (Parikshit)of the Ikṣvāku clan. Suśobhanā deceived and seduced several other kings before Parīkṣhit. Learning of this ill nature of his own daughter, Āyu offered his daughter to Parīkṣhit , and cursed that Suśobhanā’s sons will be harmful towards Brāhmaṇa (Brahmana).