Here is some information about various Vastu land types and their significance. Selecting a land following Vastu guidelines prior to construction of a house or a building is crucial to ensure happiness and prosperity for the people inhabiting the building that is going to be built on that particular piece of land.
Below I have given some of the major and most frequented land types that are given in various ancient scriptures of Vastu and also their significance.
Vastu Land Types Based on Soil Color and Consistency
The Brahmani land according to Vastu has white-colored soil and has consistency and smell of clarified butter. Such land is most appropriate for the married couple who are going to begin the journey of a lifetime together.
The house constructed on such Vastu land is said to bring health, wealth and prosperity. Buildings like the hospital, temple, and school can also be built on such lands.
The Kshatriya land has red-colored soil and feels hard on touch. The soil here smells like blood. It has been said that the residents of such houses will develop ruling and administrative capacities.
Also one can see a gradual increase in bravery, nobleness, and boldness in the residents living in the buildings constructed on such Vastu land types.
Good and vibrant health is a characteristic of such land. People staying on such land are said to enjoy a life full of health. This land is also best suited for the construction of military buildings, defense-related constructions, and/or the construction of other administrative and governing offices.
Vaishya Vastu Land consists of yellow colored soil and is neither hard nor soft, in consistency. This type of land is always linked to financial success. So building a shop or a commercial building may be most beneficial on such land, says Vastu.
Shudra land is said to be the black colored soil and it usually smells like alcohol. Construction of residential and commercial buildings on such land is strictly a no-no. Such land may be perfect for the construction of the monastery and/or graveyard.
Classification of Vastu Land Based on Fertility
Land that has auspicious trees like Ashoka, Shami, Jasmine, Arjun, Jackfruit, Coconut, Mango, Bel, Tulsi, etc. is considered to be the best land according to Vastu.
The land which although not green but used for agricultural purposes and generating ample produce is characterized as the ‘Good’ land.
Land that has thorny bushes and trees and venomous plants in abundance is called the ‘medium’ land.
The land that is Sandy or muddy, has pits and where water stagnates is considered the ‘worst’ land, according to Vastu.
Based on the Structure of The Slope of the Land
Turtle Back (Kurma Prashtha)
Land that looks like a Turtleback and which is exalted in the center and debilitated on all the sides is called the ‘Kurma Prashtha’ or the ‘Turtle Back’ land. Such a land is said to be good for an increase in wealth and prosperity.
Elephant Back(Gaja Prashtha)
The land that is exalted towards the North west and Southwest directions is called the ‘Gaja Prastha’ or the ‘Elephant Back’ land. Such land is considered beneficial for health and longevity.
Evil Back (Daitya Prashtha)
The land that has exalted (elevated) east and debilitated (lower) west is called the ‘Evil Back’ or the ‘Daitya Prastha’ land. Such land may lead to a financial crisis of the inhabitant.
Snake Back (Naga Prashtha)
The land which is elongated in structure and which has exalted north and south and debilitated center part is called ‘Snake Back’ or ‘Naga Prastha’. Such land gives rise to mental problems, fear of enemies and fear of death.
Other minor classifications of Vastu Land based on slopes.
Exalted in the West and debilitated in the East. Considered very auspicious.
Land exalted in East and debilitated in the West. It causes loss of progeny and animals.
Land that has exalted North when compared to South. It may cause loss of health.
This is the opposite situation of Yamvithi. Here the land is exalted in the South when compared to the North. Such a land is good for health and wealth.
Exalted in the North East and debilitated in the southwest direction. Such land may give rise to sorrows and fear.
The land which has exalted South East and debilitated North West. Such a piece of land is said to give mixed results. This type of land may result in wealth but also brings mental problems/distress along with it.
Land that has North West exalted. Financial troubles are always associated with such land.
The land that has exalted South West and debilitated North West. It is auspicious and brings prosperity.
Grave Yard Land
The land that is exalted in the North East and the center of West and debilitated in the South West and East. Residing in such land may cause loss of life and destruction of the family tree.
On the Basis of Nature the Vastu Land Classification as given in Samrangan Sutradhar
Land of gentle human beings who are also wise – Balish Swamini