For any great verses or naamas in scriptures, there can be different kinds of interpretations. Dharmic, vedic etc., are the types of interpretations.

I heard that there can be another type of interpretation, which is called vamacharic interpretation.

What exactly is vamachara? What are the scriptures related to vamachara? Does it belong to nirukta?

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    "Does it belong to nirukta?" - Lol no, nirukta is etymology of sanskrit words. Vamachara means "left hand path", and it's about sex, meat, alcohol, etc.
    – Ikshvaku
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 15:10
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    @Ikshvaku Oh! I recently heard about it. So, having no idea, asked about it.
    – hanugm
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 15:13
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    Don’t know but I think vamachara means asuric form of worship where you’d use your left hand and do parikrama anti-clockwise (everything opposite to devata worship). There’s some other vamachara of tantras which is different from asuric form of worship.
    – Adiyarkku
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 15:49
  • vama means beautiful, it also means left.
    – Second
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 16:24
  • Does this answer your question? What is the difference between Dakṣiṇācāra and Vamachara Tantrism? Commented May 13, 2021 at 16:04


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