Is Jauhar the same as Sati? If not what is the difference and what is the origin of these terms?

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    Sati is name of a very pious and pativrata woman who had a husband named satyavan see this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitri_and_Satyavan, and jauhar is I think a hindu-arabic term which evolved in medival times.
    – Yogi
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 12:22
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    Related hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/3594/… Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 12:33
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    Sati was a tradition where a widow gave up her body in the fire after death of her husband. Jauhar is a willing offering of oneself in fire because the invaders used to kidnap the women and used to abuse and treat as slaves, hence they gave up their lives instead of surrendering to demonic invaders. Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 0:36
  • @RakeshJoshi isn't sati also voluntary?
    – Haridasa
    Commented Jan 20 at 0:13


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