The land which is black in colour and smells like wine and tastes bitter is known as Shudra land. There are useless bushes and shrubs on this type of land. This type of land creates quarrels and feuds, therefore this land is not advisable for the construction of a residential building.
In this way, the classification of land has been done on the basis of colour, taste and smell and according to this the kshatriya land is suitable for military cantonment and arsenals. Vaishya land is suitable for corporate houses and business persons whereas Brahmin land can be used for constructing schools and temples. But in modern times the construction of buildings is not possible on the basis of this classification. For instance the soil of Karnataka is red, that of Gujarat and Maharashtra is black, whereas the soil of Dwarkapuri is white. In that way would it be appropriate to construct schools, temples and literary institutes in Karnataka? Therefore this fact appears to be far from reality. In modern times such a land can be chosen for construction, which is fertile, with lot of availability of water and with solid soil on which the building shall remain stable and strong.
Examination on the basis of surface of land
The central harder part of the land is known as surface. The classification of land on the basis of type of surface is as follows:
The land which is elevated in South, Southwest, West and Northwest is known as Gajaprishtha.
The house constructed on Gajaprishtha land, is considered to be very auspicious for the blessings of goddess Laxmi and it is believed that wealth and longevity go on increasing in that house.
The land which is elevated in the centre and low in all four directions is known as Koormaprishtha.
This type of land is auspicious for residence. Living in this type of land, one’s enthusiasm enhances regularly and one attains happiness, wealth and prosperity.
The land which is elevated in the Ishan, East and Agneya and is low in the West is called daityaprishtha.
The blessings of goddess of wealth (Laxmi) do not come into the house constructed on Daityaprishtha and there is continuous loss of wealth and sons in that house.
The land which is long in East and West and elevated in South and North is known as Nagprishtha.
By living in nagaprishtha land the members of the family start suffering from mental diseases and there is an increase in the number of enemies for the owner of the house. The house constructed on this land brings losses to the wife and children.
Slope of the Land
While examining the land we should also notice the direction in which the land is sloping and the direction which is higher.
Slope towards the East
If the slope of the land is towards the east, then the residents of a house built on this land gain wealth. This land is considered auspicious for progress and growth.
Slope towards the North
Slope of the land towards the North enhances prosperity and good fortune. It also assists in propagating the family lineage. (Vansha Vriddhi)
Slope towards the West
Slope towards the West destroys wealth and wisdom. It also creates regular disputes in the family.
Slope towards the South
Slope towards the South is disease producing and it can cause untimely death.