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Was Lord Shiva worshipped in the Indus valley civilization??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 23 Nov '09 03:20 pm
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Very much so. According to ancient literature and customs Shaivism or Saivism is the name given to a group of religious traditions which regard Lord Siva, also spelled as Shiva, as the highest Supreme Self or Brahman and worship Him accordingly. It is considered to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, sect of Hinduism, whose antiquity is said to be rooted in the prehistoric traditions of ancient India, dating back to the Indus Valley civilization (5000 BC) or even earlier. Followers of Saivism are popularly known as Saivas or Saivites. The early Vedic Indians worshipped an aspect of Lord Siva, known as Rudra, whom they both feared and revered. In the later Vedic period some Upanishads emerged, such as the Svetasvatara Upanishad and the Katha Upanishad, in which Lord Siva was depicted as the highest Supreme Brahman. It was also the period during which the Vedic religion underwent a radical transformation where by Vaishnavism, Saivism and Shaktism rose to prominence and the ancient ...more
Answered by Kavita Prsd, 23 Nov '09 03:45 pm

 
  
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I think Lord Shiva was worshipped in the Indus Valley Civilzation. Mostly they worshipped the five elements like space, water, earth fire and Air respectively. The peson who controls this elements is called Pashupati, means Lord Shiva, he is popularly known as Pasupathi. The name has also been applied to a figure probably a God, depicted as sitting among animals, discovered in the context of the Indus Valley Civilzation and hence i think Lord shiva has been worshipped in the ancient civilization of the world.
Answered by Gopal, 23 Nov '09 04:10 pm

 
  
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Yes, Proof has been found during these civilizations.
Answered by ajay, 23 Nov '09 03:46 pm

 
  
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Yes They worshipped . But they give importance of Mother goddess
Answered by ala, 23 Nov '09 03:24 pm

 
  
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According to my knowledge it was an vedic period and vedas were written such period and as per vedas their is no idol worship ( I have not studied its just my knowledge)
Answered by Anis Patel, 23 Nov '09 03:23 pm

 
  
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