Indus Valley Culture

Gill, Jessup, Morrow

Introduction

Culture is a very important aspect of civilization in Indus Valley because, people’s daily life was based on their culture. Culture is religion, art, writing, and architecture. People have culture to represent what their own belief is. People have culture to represent themselves, or as a group of people. Indus Valley’s religion culture believed that someone’s soul that had already died had been reborn and a new person’s body. Also, if someone did something bad it would weigh them down. In conclusion, the culture developments during the River valley civilizations made the largest impact on the people. For religion, Hinduism impacted civilization because it took awhile to plan. For writing, people would write in Sanskrit everyday. In architecture every house was planned on a grid and it impacted because you could not do anything else or you would get off track. Innovation impacted because everyday warriors would use bronze for weapons and tools. An achievement was the system of weight and measures. It impacted because they used it in the military. This is why the culture developments during the River valley civilizations made the largest impact on the people.

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Religion Fact Sheet

Religion was a very big part of daily life in Indus Valley. First, part of their beliefs was reincarnation. They believed that based off of their actions in their current life, they would affect what they would be reborn as. If they were really good in their current life, they would be something even better in their next life. If they were bad in their life, they would be something worse. If they were really bad they would be reborn as an animal. Also, big complexes were built just so people could worship. Finally, people dedicated their lives to meditating and learning the teachings of Buddha. People spent hours to days meditating. Once, a young prince named Panini ran away from his father to study the art of meditation. He spent months meditating. All of these examples of religion were giant parts of many people’s daily lives.


Conclusion

The cultural developments during the River Valley Civilization made the largest impact on the people. Culture is a very important part and aspect in the Indus River Valley civilization. Some major facts were that Indus Valley had the first indoor plumbing, their religion was Buddha, their buildings were planned out on a grid system, and Indus Valley people created the system of weights and measures. The Indus River Valley people showed us that “you” can make something new for the first time. They also show you that life can be lived with peace and nonviolence, this is known as Buddhism. In conclusion, the Indus Valley people were very successful in their cultural developments and very interesting in what their creative minds came up with.