The element Fire (Tejas) is the idea of light, heat and transformation. It is obvious that fire is hot and that it gives off light. It transformative property is seen in its powers to convert wood to ash. Fire represents the force of evolution, converting who we are to who we are becoming. Fire creates the heat of fevers and the spiciness of the pungent taste. Fire Illuminates truth and dispels ignorance. In the body, fire governs digestion; in the mind, perception.