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.

Photographer Nilesh Nil (and the crew) has re-imagined Indian gods.

No, not the ‘white skin’ gods.

In darker skin.

And is questioning our obsession with white skins.

Take a look.

Goddess Lakshmi

Dark is Divine : Goddess Lakshmi
Dark is Divine : Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess Saraswati

Dark is Divine Godess Saraswati
Dark is Divine : Godess Saraswati

Lord Shiva

Dark is Divine: Lord Shiva
Dark is Divine: Lord Shiva

Dark is Divine: Lord Subrahmanya

Dark is Divine: Lord Subrahmanya
Dark is Divine: Lord Subrahmanya

Sita

Lord Krishna

Dark is Divine: Krishna
Dark is Divine: Krishna