I want to know why swastika is reverse in both the religion and what is the meaning of each sign?
Someone within this forum said below lines on which I want to know what you people have to say on it and I want to know what's right.

In Buddhism drawing right hand side swastika 卍 (Good, positive, solar aspects, movement clockwise 'with' the currents of Nature) means non-violence, peace.

In Hinduism drawing left hand side swastika 卐 (Evil, negative, lunar aspects, movement counter-clockwise 'against' the currents of Nature) means violence.

Please enlighten me.

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    It's the same swastika - just from the different side ;-)
    – Andriy Volkov
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 21:21

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Buddhism explains the dependent origination of suffering, which is the 'wrong path' (SN 12.3).

Conversely, 'dependent cessation' is called the 'right path' (SN 12.3).

Dependent origination is often pictorially depicted as spinning clockwise, as follows:

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The clockwise direction is the direction of 'origination' or 'creation'.

Theistic religions, such as Judaism, Islam & Hinduism worship creation, therefore it is expected they would worship a clockwise swastika.

Where as Buddhism honors cessation rather than creation, i.e., turning back creation.

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