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    Home >> History >> Religion In Harappa Culture

    Religion In Harappa Culture

    The chief male deity was the pasupati Shiva and the chief female deity was the Mother Goddess.Pasupati is found sitting in yogic posture on a low throne and having three faces and two horns. He was shown to be surrounded by four animals: elephants, tiger, rhino and buffalo. Phallic worship was in prevalence. Symbols of female and male sex organs have been found. They also used to worship gods in the form of trees and animals.Harappan people also used to believe in evil forces and used amulets to ward off evil forces. The general practice of burial was extended inhumation. The body used to lie on its back with head generally in the north. Three forms of burials have been found at Mohenjo-Daro including complete burials, fractional burial of some bones and post cremation burials.

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