The Indus River Civilization

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In the year 3000 BCE the Indus River civilization was formed in the northwest of India (Indus River). This was the beginning of the long reign of Hinduism over the Indian peninsula. They were an advanced civilization having many artifacts architecturally especially bathhouses but the biggest thing they left behind was religious symbols and religious figures; They also set a precedent by having a mother goddess. Around 1800 BCE the Aryans a militant tribe from central Asia came into India and took over the Indus River civilization (Indus Valley Civilization). Also according to many scholars the belief of the collapse of the Indus River Valley Civilization wasn’t from an invasion by the Aryans but a decline in trade with Egypt and Mesopotamia along with a drought (Indus Valley Civilization).
Since the beginning of the civilization they’ve had many religious texts starting with the Vedic scripture of the Rig Veda (Hinduism). There were many Hindu writings including the Upanishads, Brahmanas, and Vedantas. These writings are Indo-Aryan writings as the Aryan occupation had some influence on the text (Hinduism). The year 300 BCE brought along a new and one of the most important Hindu books The Bhagavad Gita. The Hindu religion is a polytheistic religion meaning that it has many gods split into three different sections being Celestial, Atmospheric, and Terrestrial. Gods have their own specific reason of being in this structured universe. The main gods worshiped in Vedic Hinduism…
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