Irāvatī (Iravati) was one of the nine daughters sired by Kaśyapa(Kasyapa) Prajāpati (Prajapati; Ruler of the people), and born of the womb of Krodhavaśā (Krodhavasa), daughter of Dakṣa (Daksha). Irāvatī was the wife of Prajāpati Pulaha.
In the beginning of creation, Brahmā (Brahma) planned to create a divine being with immense energy and vigour. Aditi, mother of the gods, preserved that constellation of energy in her womb. But when this constellation of energy was gradually grew, triloka (all three worlds) started trembling due to the impact of that energy. Gods feared that when this embodied energy will be born, its power will be destructive. They requested Brahmā so that he may decrease the energy embedded in the foetus Aditi was carrying, so and may be beneficial for everybody in stead of burning the whole world. Brahmā, thus requested by the gods, withdrew some energy from Aditi’s womb, and with that removed energy, created another foetus, which he placed in the womb of Irāvatī, wife of Prajāpati Pulaha. Thus, a powerful elephant was born out of Irāvati’s womb. This elephant was known as Airāvata (Airavata). In Purāṇas (Purana; Mythhological Scriptures), however, Irāvatī is mentioned as the mother of all the elephant race. According to Purāṇas, Airāvata was the eldest son of Irāvatī. Other three distinguished elephants, namely, Kumuda, Anjana and Vāmana(Vamana) were also born of Irāvati’s womb.