Divinity has many forms, and colours have been used in various ways to depict the Divine. The jury is out, but in common culture, we still find godliness being depicted through ‘white’ or ‘fair’ skin, right from the small photo of God in the neighborhood store, to the big framed photo hanging inside a house.

By depicting Gods we revere as dark-skinned, this initiative aims to celebrate a different view of their divinity, serenity and all pervasive beauty by going beyond perceptions.

Dark is not just beautiful, but divine.

Here are some of their creatives and they’re dark and beautiful!

#1. Bala Krishna

#2. Goddess Saraswati

#3. Lord Shiva

#4. Goddess Durga

#5. Mother Sita and her children, Lava and Kusha

#6. Bala Murugan

#7. Goddess Lakshmi

All images courtesy: Naresh Nil Photography