Mind-born son of Brahma, married to Dharmavrata.
Marichi came back tired from the forest and asked Dharmavrata to wash his feet. When Brahma appeared she stopped washing and greeted him. Marichi got angry and cursed her to become a stone. Dharmavrata prayed to Vishnu, but even He could not undo the curse. But He moved into the stone and made it a sacred stone. It was this stone that was placed on Gaya’s body.