Why is the complexion of Krsna in deity form sometimes white and sometimes black? in Spiritual Discussions Posted September 4, 2003 · Report reply same reason Krishna is golden - if Murty made from bronze or Gold... marble is white and other metals may be black. One thing one should understand - including people who say we worship idols. Devotees know what form of Krishna made with marble - is a stone and if you drop it it will break. But on other hand devotees know - that even though murty can appear is many different forms (including made of sand on a bank of the river) it is as good as God Himself. if you have any doubts about that let me ask you 1. Who made this sand, marble, metals? you did? no it was made by God. 2. how come murty/deity made from sand not as beautiful as it made from marble - does it mean it is krishna? yes in similar way so it will be easy to understand for you - imagine post office mail boxes. In front of your house you have a mail box issued by (US postal service like in my case) but if you make your own mail box and start droppping mail in it - they won;t go anywhere, why? They were not issued by Government (aka Post office) Same way there is many dolls and statues of Krishna but if same statue is installed and worshipped as Krishna - Krishna will manifest Himself in it and "accept your mail".