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Here is what Devi says in 7th skanda, 39th chapter. https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/devi-bhagavata-purana/d/doc57430.html

The Śāstras that are extant, as contrary to the Śrutis and Smritis, are all Tāmasa Śāstras, Mahādeva has framed these Vāma, Kāpālak, Kaulaks, Bhairava and such like Śastras for fascinating the people; else he has no object in framing them.

Sanskrit verse is as follows: enter image description here

Why does Devi say that Vāma, Kāpālak, Kaulaks, Bhairava agamas are tamasic in nature. How do they contradict shruti? Why Lord Shiva has to delude the people? Which agamas fall under each of the above categories?

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    Many puranas are full of secterian views.These could very well be interpolations. – user17294 Mar 11 at 12:34
  • And Brahmasutra also brands these as Anti-Vedas by the way. – user17294 Mar 11 at 12:35
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    Devi Bhagavtam talks against many other Tantras too .. Like Vaishnava Agama is also criticized as saying followers will go to dreaded hells .. the branding of hot metal marks on body is censured – Rickross Mar 11 at 13:12

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