Sage Ruchi was an ancient rishi, and he lived during the Treta Yuga. He was mentioned in ancient texts and in Vedas, and he was considered as a holy rishi, who had fully controlled his senses and performed meditation on the Trimurtis. He used to live in the forest at his ashram, and also had disciples and taught Vedic subjects to them. He remained as a strict bachelor, and fully concentrated his attention on spiritual matters.
Once his ancestors visited him, and they asked Ruchi to get married soon. They explained to him that only if he marries, and only if he has a son, their souls can be liberated.
Ruchi agreed and prayed to Lord Brahma in order to find a suitable match for him. As per the wishes of Lord Brahma, Sage Ruchu married Malini, who was the noble daughter of Lord Varuna’s son Puskara. Their son has become a great rishi and his name was Rouchya, and due to his sincere penance on Lord Brahma, he became a resident of Brahma Lok. Sage Ruchi at the final stage of his life went to the Himalayas and performed deep meditation on Lord Shiva, and due to that, after his death, he has attained SALVATION.
Let us worship the great Rishi Ruchi and be blessed.
“OM SRI RUCHI MAHARISHIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SRI BRAHMA DEVAYA NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”