According to this YouTube Video, There are 8 children of Shiva. While 7 are known ones, but the last one is devi Jyoti, also known as Jwalamukhi and Rayaki. Can somebody share scriptural reference of her being daughter of Shiva and Parvati and how was she manifested?

  • Sounds like a folk tale.
    – Vivikta
    Feb 17, 2022 at 4:13
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    @Vivikta She is also known as Jwalamukhi Devi. I'll better put this in question body.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Feb 17, 2022 at 7:21
  • I already read and knew about the Jvalamukhi in the Shiva Purana. Although, that, as per your own question, cannot be the answer, since she's said to be the daughter of Shiva & Parvati. In the answer below, she emanated from Sati only.
    – Vivikta
    Feb 17, 2022 at 8:08
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    Though, i dont remember the exact source but Its no folk tale or anything, like atall. Period. She is the goddess of light (jyoti) and "Vel" (spear) of Lord Kartikeya. Also the destructive fire present in the hand of Lord Shiva's Nataraja Swaroopa so called as Goddess Jwalamukhi. She is also mentioned in tantras as the Kundali Shakti. There are many verses in vedas and Upanishads that are dedicated to devi jyoti (spiritual light). Feb 17, 2022 at 8:12

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In Shiva Purana, Jwalamukhi Devi is mentioned to be born/created out of the fire in Goddess Sati's body. This was during the event of destruction of Daksha Yajna.

  1. Even as the whole of the world of Devas was witnessing, the process of destruction of the sacrifice was carried out by Vīrabhadra and others, the followers of Rudra.

  2. The policy in agreement with what is laid down in the Vedas and Smṛtis is this, O Sage, which you must note. When lord Rudra is angry, how can there be happiness in the world?

  3. On hearing his song of praise Rudra relented. Favourably disposed to the miserable that he was, he granted their request.

  4. Śiva, the great lord, indulging in different sorts of divine sports, became sympathetic and merciful as before.

  5. Dakṣa was resuscitated. The whole sacrifice was renewed under the instruction of the merciful Lord Śiva. All those present were honoured in due manner.

  6. O sage, in that sacrifice Rudra was honoured by all the Gods with due devotion. They were highly delighted.

41. The flame of fire arising from the body of Satī and delighting the whole world fell on that mountain and it was duly worshipped.

42. The deity became famous as Jvālāmukhī yielding fruits of cherished desires. Even her very vision quells all sins.

Since the Devi was born out of Goddess Sati, she can be considered as a 'child" of Sati and hence that of Lord Shiva too.

She has been mentioned in Skanda Purana too.

Quoting from the "Essence of the Skanda Purana":

‘Tripuranthak Kshetra’ where the Three Eyed Siva demolishes the devotees’ fear of ‘Naraka’; ‘Prabhasa Kshetra’where Sri Krishna and Balabhadra worship ‘Chandrardha Sekhar’; ‘Jaalandhar kshetra’where Andhakasura was killed by Siva and Jalandhar did Tapasya to become the Head of ‘Shivaganas’; ‘Jwalamukhi’ Sthaan ( Place) where Devi Jwalamukhi worships ‘Kaala Rudra’; ‘Triambakeswar’ on the banks of Godavari River where Kartikeya secured the Shakti to kill Tarakasura and so on.

Quite possible that more details about her are mentioned in various other Puranas too.

  • Check this wiki link: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyoti_(goddess)
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Feb 17, 2022 at 10:14
  • So Devi Jyothi and Devi Jwalamukhi both are not the same ?@TheLittleNaruto
    – Rickross
    Feb 17, 2022 at 15:53
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    They are same only, just the origin differs, even the origins of Lord Skanda also deffers in Mahabharata itself, maybe due to kalpa bheda. Though, as i have mentioned in above comment, i don't remember the exact source where i have read about Goddess Jyoti Devi. 😊.. Feb 18, 2022 at 8:55
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    Thanks savdy .... @Savdy
    – Rickross
    Feb 18, 2022 at 11:19
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    @Rickross u r welcome. I also read that she is the shakti of the "Vel" of Lord Murugan, that's why his spear is not that of a typical triangular shape but in the shape of a "jyoti" (tear shaped). Anyways, buddy. Cya. Tc. 😊🌞👍.. Feb 18, 2022 at 12:00

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