It appears that the seals and figurines found at the Harappan [Indus Valley Civilization] sites can be better interpreted studying the rural deities of South India especially Andhra Pradesh.
Potu Raju literally means ruler of male animals in Telugu [Potu= male animal, Raju= King or ruler] a Dravidian language spoken today in Andhra Pradesh. I interpreted the male figures in B2 and B4 of my previous blog: http://dmrsekhar.sulekha.com/blog/post/2009/06/seven-sister-deities-of-harappa.htm as Potu Raju a deity worshiped in Andhra Pradesh particularly in the villages. The image of Potu Raju is just a stone protruding up erect and there is a post/stake to tie the sacrificial animal. Potu Raju has seven elder sisters and the eldest is Polamma/ Poleramma/ Polimeramma. Potu Raju is known to dance wild when provoked. Tandavam?
Who is Pashu Pati Nath? Pashu means animal. Pati means Husband or Ruler. For example Seetapati means the Husband of Seeta that is Rama. Bhupati does not mean the husband of Bumi [land] but it means the Ruler of the Land that is the King. Nath has the same meaning as Pati. Thus Pashu Pati is the Sanskrit name of Potu Raju. We know that Pashu Pati Nath Temple in Katmandu [Nepal] is Siva Temple. The deities Siva and Parvati are worshiped by performing Puja a Dravidian practice. Thus I suggest that Siva and Pashupati Nath are higher tradition names of the same Potu Raju. The present shape of Siva Lingam might have evolved from the original stone image of Potu Raju.
Poleramma is the shorter version of the name Polimera Amma. Polimera is the outer limit of a village. Yella also means the limit. Thus the female deities Yellamma and Polamma are one and the same called with two different names. Both these deities are meant to protect the villages and the villagers. In Bikaner the eldest of the seven sisters is Awadi Mata who is the reincarnation of Hinglaz Mata. Thus Poleramma and Hinglaz Mata may also be one and the same known with different names.
I do not know if the word Hinglaz has any direct meaning either in Sanskrit or Hindi. Hinglaz temple is in Sindhu area. It is possible that Hinglaz is Singhlaz [as Sindhu became Hindu] or Singala Jee. Is Singala Jee may be the title of the lady who fought with the tigers and protected the villagers. Singala is the plural of the word Singa [Singaiah and Singamma are popular names given to males and females respectively in Andhra Pradesh] or Singh. What is the meaning of Singala Jee? Sherowalie? The lady who can sub due tigers and Lions? May be. May be the lady in the figure B3 is Singala Jee or Hinglaz who protected or protects the villages that is Poleramma the eldest sister of Potu Raju.
Before I conclude let me add that stone worship is not limited to India. Stone worship is known in Semitic cultures also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Stone . There is a black stone in Ka’aba with long history. Though Muslims today don’t worship it they do like to kiss it as Prophet Mohammad is said to have kissed it.
May see this stone found in the Eshidiya phosphate mine, Jordan which I call Swayambu.
May also see this link: