Once someone asked Narada Muni, how did Lord Shiva’s third eye arise? On this, Narada mentioned the story of Lord Shiva Shankar and Mata Parvati. He told that once Lord Shiva was addressing the gathering of Gods and other sages in Sankara Kailash.
Mother Parvati closed the eyes of Lord Shiva Shankar with her hands for entertainment. By doing this, there was darkness in all the people & all the creatures were beginning to trance. A situation was created on him as if the Sun God does not exist.
This state of his creation was not seen with Lord Shiva Shankar & then a Jyotipunja appeared on his forehead, after which the whole creation was again in light. After this, Mata Parvati asked the secret of this Jyotipunja. Then in Bholenath, Goddess Parvati told that if they did not reveal this Jyoti Punja, the universe would have been destroyed.