Dravya (Matter / Substance)
The word ‘dravya’ is made from root word ‘dru’ means flow. The things that flow or changes in due course of time, is called dravya.
All things (matter) in our surrounding are dravya
Dravya is categorized into two major divisions:
Karan dravya :
Karana drvya is responsible for the creation. It is the smallest part of all substances. It cannot be destroyed (it cannot be fragmented further).
There are nine such dravya which are as follows:
1. Akasha mahabhoota
2. Vayu mahabhoota
3. Agni mahabhoota
4. Aapa (jala) mahabhoota
5. Prithvi mahabhoota
These five are called panchamahabhoota