Tejas tattva is one of the pancha bhutas (five basic elements that compose the material Cosmos). It is the Fire element, also called agni. Tejas means “brilliance,” and is known to be the effect of intense sadhana (spiritual practice)—the brilliant countenance of a saint. However, the Tejo Bindu Upanishad (1:41) lists tejas (in the sense of overexcitement) as one of the nine obstacles on the spiritual path. The symbol of Tejas tattva is a red triangle pointed upward. It is associated with manipura chakra.