The five principles of the artha-prapancham are usually equated with the five sound principles. In fact the latter are more important, because it is by the vibration of these sounds that the artha-universe
Now let us come to the five elemental principles in which ambaal manifests Herself in the kuNDalinI cakras. Starting from mulAdhAra, upwards to the vishuddhi Chakra, the tattvas of earth, water, fire, air
and AkAsha are proceeding from the concrete to the subtle ones. This is the artha-prapancham.