|This idea was
taken further and Hindu Gods like Krishna, whose name means dark, or Shiva who is
portrayed as dark in complexion, were said to have originally been Dravidian Gods taken
over by the invading Aryans (under the simplistic idea that Dravidians as dark-skinned
people must have worshipped dark colored Gods).
Yet Krishna and Shiva are not black but dark blue.
Where is such a dark blue race? Moreover the different
Hindu Gods, like the different classes, have different colors relative to their
The racial idea reached yet more
Lakshmi is portrayed as pink, Saraswati
as white, Kali as blue-black, or Yama, the God of death, as green.
Where have such races been in India or elsewhere?
In a similar light, some scholars pointed out that Vedic Gods like
Savitar have golden hair and golden skin, showing blond and
fair-skinned people living in ancient India . However, Savitar is a
Sun God and Sun Gods are usually gold in color, as has been the case
of the ancient Egyptian, Mayan and Inca and other Sun Gods.
Who has a black or blue Sun God? This
is from the simple fact that the Sun has a golden color. What does
this have to do with race? And why should it be a racial statement in
the Vedas but not elsewhere?