The Garuda Purana

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 1908 | 245,256 words | ISBN-13: 9788183150736

The English translation of the Garuda Purana: contents include a creation theory, description of vratas (religious observances), sacred holidays, sacred places dedicated to the sun, but also prayers from the Tantrika ritual, addressed to the sun, to Shiva, and to Vishnu. The Garuda Purana also contains treatises on astrology, palmistry, and preci...

Chapter XC - Marriage of Ruci and birth of Raucya Manu

Markandeya said:—The tranquil bosom of that lonely pool was stirred for a moment, and, behold, there appeared to Ruchi, Pamlocha, the slender-waisted water nymph of celestial beauty. The nymph solaced him with many a sweet and encouraging words and addressed him as follows:—

Pushkara, the son of Varuna, the Ocean God, has begot on me a handsome daughter of uncommon beauty. Do you take her as thy lawful bride at my hands, O sage. By her you shall have a son of rare talents who would be the future law-giver of the universe.

Markandeya said:—Then Ruchi, having consented to her proposal, drew that beautiful virgin out of the water of that lonely pool and duly married her on its green-clad bank. By her he had a son, named Rauchya after his honoured self, who had been a Manu (law-giver) of the universe, as narrated before.

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