The elements are mentioned according to the density of matter contained in them. Each succeeding element is of grosser or denser matter. These elements are not the same as the elements known to modern science. These elements are different grades or densities in which matter exits. We will study these elements in their reverse order.
This element is matter in its grossest, densest and most solid form with very distinct shape and size, e.g. rocks, sand, clay, metals etc.
This element Apah is not just water or water like liquids. It represents, that state of matter which has not as yet solidified, but, exits in a fluid state with no distinguishable shape, size or form. This element includes the air or wind, as we know it. Air is matter in a fluid form, more fluid than liquids. This so-called gaseous state of matter, which is generally translated as vayu, but it is more correct to consider it as Apah. So all matter in a fluid state, including all forms of liquids and gaseous states of matter is