UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Which of the following animals as figures surround the male deity in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Elephant
    2. Tiger
    3. Rhinoceros
    4. Buffalo
    5. Deer
    Select the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes:                        

    A)  1, 2, 3 and 4                

    B)  1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    C)         2, 3 and 4         

    D)         1, 3 and 5

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    The 'Shiva Pashupatr, believed to be the male deity of the Harappan civilization, garnered much popularity. In a seal, he is shown seated in a yogic posture, with three visible faces, surrounded by the tiger and the elephant on the right, the buffalo and rhinoceros on the left and a horned deer appearing from under its seat.

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