Indus symbols interpreted ---- (Table)

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S.No

Symbol

Ref.No. 

in book 

of Parpola

Symbol portrays


Meaning


Star constellations


1

1(l)/

H-416

Water carrier/

(Or) man carrying offerings to Rudra/

/ (Known as 

Kavadi” in Tamil)

Month or day of Kumbha/

/Kavadi is 

carried in 

honour of God Murugan

Aquarius/

 Kumbha/

 /Pleiades 

constellation

2

4(c)/

H-38

Allelograph 

of Aquarius 

Month 

or day of 

Aquarius 

 Aquarius /

constellation

3

6(a)/

M-142

Stomach of kala

Month or day of

 Vrischika

Scorpio 

constellation

 

 

 

(Or) Fingers of Kalan

Located near stomach region in the sky map

Hasta Nakshatra

Virgo 

constellation

4

8(b)/

M-1418

Ghost/

or-Indus Priest

--

 

5

9(f)/

M-762

Spear man/

Chest of Kalan / Kalan with clubs/

 Eagle man of 

Murgab culture

Month of Swati

Eagle man, later day Vishnu

Swati/

Libra 

6

11(a)/

M-35

Nose of Kalan/

 Bird man of 

Murgab culture

Month/day of Punarvasu

Castor and 

Pollux 

constellation

7

38(a)/

M-13

Archers bow (Or)

 archer is God Rudra

Punarvasu month

Castor and Pollux 

constellation

8

14(a)/

M-123

Back of Kalan

Man with tail/

Man with donkey tail is the head man in the hunter society of   Sumeria.

Purva Ashadha/ 

Apah

9

10(b)/

3547/ 

Neck of Kalan

Month of Chitra/

 Star of Chitra/ 

Star Spica

 in Virgo 

constellation

10

16(a)/

M-798

Twins/ Seems to be Greek period symbol

Gemini/ Arda/ Mithuna/

 

Castor and Pollux

11

96(c)/

L-85

Tuber/ onion

Fresh succulent plants

Arda Nakshatra

Castor and Pollux /

as well as/ 

Alpha Orionis of Orion constellation

12

19(d)/ 

      M-702

Left thigh of Kalan

 

Purva Bhadrapad/ Aquarius

 

13

22(a)/

H-212

Wheeled vehicle

As per jyotisha ox cart or wheeled vehicle is the symbol of Rohini

Rohini/ Taurus/

 Star Aldebaran

14

23(a)/

M-403

Left hand of Kalan

 (Or) man holding a sword

Month of Phalguni

Purva Phalguni/ Leo

15

25(b)/

M-76

Forked

Man bearing fork

Vishaka/ Libra

16

40/

M-161

Man with crab symbol / 

(Or) lyre / Music instrument/ 

Karka in Sanskrit

Karka 

(earlier name) / Pushya (flower)   (later name)/ Cancer

17

88(e)/

M-22

Crab

Karka

Pushya

Cancer

18

91(a)/

L-45

Flower bud

 

Pushya Nakshatra

19

41(c)/

H-247

Priest holding soma drink mug/ 

soma offering to god

Perseus constellation is the priest and soma mug is the Triangulam constellation

Perseus constellation and Triangulam constellation

Note that Left hand is marked by knots, which indicates the stars of this constellation.

Most probably the offering is made to Andromeda which is the brightest star located in front of priest

Most probably “Indra” (prime star) of this time was Andromeda.

20

46(e)/

0229

Goat

Goat

Rishabha / (Vrishabha)/ Aries

21

47(d)/

L-223

Dog

Dog/ Puppy/

Canis Major/ Canis Minor

22

53(b)/

H-811

Squirrel

Mahadevan says this symbol depicts squirrel

Not known/ this may be variation of Scorpio constellation.

23

79(a)/

L-88

Scorpion

Month or day of Vishaka-

Anuradha

Scorpio constellation

24

76(g)/

1237

Crow 

 

Corvus constellation

(Or) it may be Peacock

 

Pleiades constellation

25

81(a)/

H-600

Peacock

 

Kritika/

Pleiades constellation

26

83(a)/       M-626

Bundle of roots

 

Mula Nakshatra

27

87(a)/

3404

Mummified body/ 

day of mummification

(or) Tied up body in fetal position before burial

Band or bandage

No constellation

(Or) Punarvasu/ Castor and Pollux

28

90(f)/

M-82

Honey bee

Honey is the symbol of aswins, who were physicians of gods

Asvini Nakshatra

Aries constellation

29

91(k)/

M-17

Fork/ forked/

It is the Trishul (Trident) of the Kalan.

Man holding a fork/two branched represents the two arms of Libra constellation

Vishaka Nakshatra

Libra constellation

30

 

Bangles

Sign of Inanna/ or mother goddess

Auriga constellation

31

105(f)/      M-152

10 fingers of kala/ and /

 kala is holding a Trishul in his right hand.

 

Hasta Nakshatra 

/Virgo constellation

32

118(b)/ C-29

Peepal leaf

Indicates the tree of life/

Inanna is the goddess of this constellation

Auriga (Or) Andromeda  constellation

33

124(a)/      H-598

Crab within tree of life/

Hybrid symbol

Day of Pushya          (Karka) in the month of Inanna

Cancer symbol within Auriga constellation

34

 

Bandage cloth

 

It indicates that the dead body has been mummified.

35

 

Sign of root

 

Moola Nakshatra

 


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