The Vamavarti Shankh, also known as the "left-turned" or "anti-clockwise" conch shell, is a type of Shankh that holds significance in Hindu culture. It is characterized by its unique spiral pattern that turns towards the left when viewed from the aperture or the pointed end, which is opposite to the clockwise spiral of the Dakshinavarti Shankh.
The Vamavarti Shankh is considered to possess protective and purifying properties according to Hindu beliefs. It is believed to ward off negative energies, evil spirits, and malevolent influences, and is often used in rituals and ceremonies for spiritual purification and cleansing.
The Vamavarti Shankh is typically white or light-colored, with a glossy surface and a smooth texture, similar to other types of Shankh. It can vary in size, ranging from a few inches to several inches in length. The spiral pattern on the surface of the Shankh is believed to represent the cosmic energy and the flow of positive vibrations.