What were the main features of Harappan religion?

The religious beliefs of the Harappan civilization is a matter of debate and speculation due to the sparsity of evidence and a lack of interpretation of the Indus valley alphabet. 

But due to evidences unearthed so far, the following main features of Harappan religion have been confirmed:

  • Worship of the Mother Goddess
  • Worship of a male deity, most likely to be of Lord Shiva;
  • Worship of animals, nature, semi human, or fabulous
  • Worship of trees in their natural state or of their indwelling spirits
  • Worship of inanimate stones or other objects, of linga and yoni symbol

For further reading check the following articles:

Related Links

Is Indus Valley the oldest civilization?

What is Indus Valley Civilisation known for?

100 Must-Know Facts about IVC for UPSC


NCERT Notes: Arts of the Indus Valley

NCERT notes for History (Modern, Medieval, Ancient), Art and Culture, and Geography 

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *