Most commonly, he is seen as one third of the trimurti, the three holiest gods. He is one of the most complex and mysterious gods in the Hindu tradition because of his paradoxical nature. Shiva is generally thought to have originated from Rudra, a god worshipped in the Indus Valley during the Vedic period.
Was the Harappan god Siva also a god of death?
In addition to the worship of Shiva and Shakti both in human and symbolic forms, the Harappan people followed the practice of worship of stones, trees and animals because they believe them to be the abode of various spirits good or bad.
8 Answers found. I can say that Harappans were not the Hindus. Though they worshiped lord Shiva, but Shiva has not been considered to be only a God of Hindus. Indus Valley Civilization was the first civilization and hence there was no such thing like religion at that time.
Solution(By Examveda Team) Trimurti was not worshipped by the Indus valley people.
There was no evidence of the God Vishnu worshipped by the people of Indus Valley Civilization.
Lord Shiva was the main male God worshipped by Indus people.
Explanation: Harappans procured raw material from other neighboring countries like Silver from Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq, Lead from Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gold was obtained from Karnataka and Copper from Rajasthan.
The Indus script (also known as the Harappan script) is a corpus of symbols produced by the Indus Valley Civilization.
Pashupati (Sanskrit Paśupati; devanagari पशुपति ) is a Hindu deity and an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva as “lord of the animals”. Pashupati is mainly worshipped in Nepal and India. Pashupati is also the national deity of Nepal.
This work led to the the first excavations in the early 20th century at Harappa by Rai Bahadur Daya Ram Sahni, and by R.D. Banerji at another Indus Civilization city, Mohenjo Daro.