5 Elements of Creation

The five elements of creation: pRiithivi, aapa, teja, vaayu, aakaasha solidity, liquidity, fire, ether air na, maH, shi, va, ya are also denoted by this five lettered name of shiva, which are the essential elements for formation of any being, either living or material. http://www.geocities.com/desirajuhrao/nataraja/nataraja_symbolism.html