Although some offerings include the seven symbolic offerings of water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, and food. Generally, from left to right, we visualize the water bowls as the sensory offerings. These are the offerings which are the traditionally given to honoured visitors in many Asian countries:
Water for drinking (Argham)
Water for washing (Padyam)
Light: candlelight, butterlamps or fire (Aloke)
Sound and Music (Shabda): in eight bowl offerings, the eighth bowl represents sound. In seven bowl practice, it is said there is not eighth bowl for sound because sound is non-visual.