Archaeologists have faced many problems while interpreting the religious practices of Harappans. Unfamiliar structures like the terracotta figurines of women wearing heavy jewellery was recognised as female goddess. Similarly, several seals, plant motifs indicated nature worship. Then ‘proto-Shiva’ seals called Rudra, are seen as the later version of Hindu god Shiva. These problems arises because archaeologists, look for the known in the unknown i.e. from present to the past.
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