Chakshusha | Who is Chakshusha in the Vedic text?
In the Markandeya Purana, Ananda, the son of sage Anamitra, is stated to be the previous incarnation of Chakshusha Manu. As a child, he was carried by a cat to the cradle of a prince, whose father was King Vikranta. Unbeknownst to the king, he was raised as his own son. During the child’s sacred thread ceremony, when the king asked Ananda to prostrate before his mother, the child declared his true identity, leaving to perform a penance in the forest. Brahma appeared before Ananda and blessed him to be reborn as Chakshusha Manu in his subsequent birth.