What is Prachetas and their wife Marisha story

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Just before going to “What is Prachetas and their wife Marisha story“, let us know a brief, basic and very important information.

In the family of the Raja (King) Prithu, there was a Raja (King) called Raja (King) Prachinvarhi, whose marriage took place with the daughter of Samudra Raja (Ocean King), Savarana.

With this marriage ten sons were born and they were known as Prachetagan (Prachetas).

These ten Prachetas performed very very difficult tapas (penance) for ten thousand years inside the ocean.

Here we should know that, why the ten Prachetas performed this type of tapas (penance) for ten thousand years?

Earlier Lord Sri Brahma Deva had informed Raja (King) Prachinvarhi to make this earth with lot of people (To increase the human population).

So Raja (King) Prachinvarhi passed this work to his ten sons.

But the ten Prachetas were unaware to how to go ahead with this work.

Also Prachetas’ father told his sons to pray to Lord Sri Vishnu to initiate the work) as instructed by Lord Sri Brahma Deva himself.

Thus after hearing from their father, Prachetas started the ghana-ghora tapasya (very very hard penance) under the ocean.

When the ten Prachetas completed ten thousand years of ghana-ghora tapasya (very very hard penance),

Lord Srimann Narayana (Vishnu) came in front of them on his vehicle Lord Sri Garuda Raja.

Thus the ten Prachetas requested Lord Sri Vishnu to grant them the blessings to fulfill this earth with the men and women.

Thus granted the boon to the ten Prachetas by Lord Sri Vishnu.

Soon after the ten Prachetas came outside the ocean,

they saw the earth was covered with full of trees all over and even the air was not able to flow on this earth properly.

With this aner, the Prachetas started to blow heavy air and fire all over to destroy of the unwanted trees.

On seeing the huge destruction) of the trees, Lord Sri Chandra Deva, who is the Raja (King) of the trees felt bad.

And thus, Lord Sri Chandra Deva immediately came in front of the Prachetas and tried to make solace the Prachetas.

Also Lord Sri Chandra Deva informed to Prachetas in turn he will marry the Prachetas with a young girl named Marisha who the Lord Sri Chandra Deva had brought up.

(It also said that Lord Sri Brahma Deva informed to Prachetas that Marisha can marry with the Prachetas).

Also Lord Sri Chandra Deva told the story of the Marisha to the ten Prachetas:

Many years before there lived a Rishi Kandu on the river side of Gomati.

Rishi Kandu was performing a ghana-ghora tapasya (very very penance).

But Lord Sri Indra Deva didn’t like this and tried to stop the tapas (penance).

Lord Sri Indra Deva sent one apsara (divine lady) named Pramalocha.

After reaching near to Rishi Kandu, Pramalocha started to dance with different positions to attract Rishi Kandu and the same thing happened.

Rishi Kandu fell in love with Pramalocha and both got married.

Both started to live with happiness for many many years.

Thus one hundred years passed by and Pramalocha requested Rishi Kandu that she needs to return back to Divine Heaven (Svarga Loka).

But Rishi Kandu said that it is yet a very short time since you have come and please stay back for some more time.

Thus again one more hundred years passed by and again Pramalocha explained her desire to return back to Svarga Loka (Divine Heaven).

But the answer from the Rishi Kandu was the same to stay back by Pramalocha.

Thus, this went on and on and thus of total of nine hundred & eighty seven years, six months and three days had passed.

After this, one evening Rishi Kandu called upon his apsara patni (wife) Pramalocha and told her to leave right now since it was already a day has passed and it is almost evening now.

But Pramalocha told that it is already nine hundred & eighty seven years, six months and three days had passed.

Hearing this Rishi Kandu was surprised and told Pramalocha to leave immediately and informed her go back to her place.

On the way to Svarga Loka (Divine Heaven), Pramalocha had got little sweat and thus this sweat was wiped up by Pramalocha,

and a drop of this sweat had fallen on the tree in which the baby carried out by Pramalocha also came out of the sweat and it fell on the leaf of a tree.

With this a baby girl was born and her name was Marisha.

In an earlier life Marisha had been married to a Raja (King) when she was very young.

But unfortunately she lost her husband at her very young age.

Thus Marisha had prayed to Lord Sri Vishnu to get her good and healthy husbands who can live with her for long times in her next lives.

Thus Lord Sri Vishnu had given the blessings to Marisha that in this life she will get good and healthy husbands who would live with her for a very long-long time.

Thus Marisha got married with the ten Prachetas at a same time and she lived with lot of happiness with her ten husbands.

A son named Daksha had born (he is the same Daksha who in the earlier janma / life had born to Brahma Deva as Daksha and had all the qualities of a Brahma Deva).

Daksha had sixty daughters.

Of these sixty putris (daughters):

ten were married to Lord Dharma (Lord Yama),

thirteen got married to Brahmarshi Kashyapa,

twenty seven were married to Lord Chandra Deva,

four to Arishtanemi,

two to Angirasa Rishi,

two to Krishasha and two to others.

The thirteen who got married to Maharshi Kashyapa are:

Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kala, Arishta, Surasa, Surabhi, Vinata, Tamra, Krodhavasha, Ira, Kadru and Muni.

These thirteen were the most important to earth,

because of these thirteen ladies the population of the living beings on the earth is directly correlated.

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  • Unknown

    Very nice and informative too.More such pieces would help many gather knowledge on mythological characters.

    • Vijay Kumar S Khatokar Bharatiya

      Thank you for your interest. You can visit more posts in my blog to understand the reality of the great Bharatiya Sanatana Dharma. If you have any questions, you can write to me.

      For your information, these are not mythological characters. The Europeans to hide our great nations great culture have hide all the great knowledge of our Sanatana Dharma. Let us all create and understand the real meaning of Bharatiya Sanatana Dharma. Let us all be proud to be Bharata vaasi.


    • Vijay Kumar S Khatokar Bharatiya

      Thank you for your interest. You can visit more posts in my blog to understand the reality of the great Bharatiya Sanatana Dharma. If you have any questions, you can write to me.


  • Unknown

    Very interesting information indeed. It would be more informative if the scripture describing it is quoted.

    • Vijay Kumar S Khatokar Bharatiya

      Thanks for your message. I would be glad if you go through my other stories / pages also. Sri Krishnaya namaha.

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