(Last Updated on : 27/04/2011)
Sage Ruchi had spent his time travelling around the earth. He was a bachelor and was not interested in marrying. He never had a house and only meditated and wandered. His ancestors visited him. They asked Ruchi the reason for not marrying. They explained to him that it is his duty to get married and have sons as unless he has a son, they will be in hell. They also suggested that only meditation would give him a place in heaven. Nor will you be able to attain heaven through meditation alone.
Ruchi told them that he has no desire to get into a marital relation. He believed that attachment would bring unhappiness and the soul gets ruined. However his ancestors persuaded him to get married to which sage Ruchi finally agreed. As he was poor he wondered who would marry a poor old man like him. In order to get a solution he prayed to Lord Brahma
. The duration of his tapasya was hundred years. At the end of hundred years Lord Brahma appeared. On hearing Sage Ruchi's demand, Brahma asked him to pray to his ancestors. They were pleased with his prayers and produced an apsara named Pramlocha. Pramlocha's daughter married Manini.