-For the Vedic Aryans Gora Skin (fair complexion,light brown or olive) were the most important Characteristic.
The first among Vedic Gods, Indra King of Gods was described as having brown and golden skin.
In the RV 1.65 reads, "SAKRA, who is the purifier (of his worshipers), and well-skilled in horses, who is wonderful and golden-bodied."Rig Veda also reads that Indra "is the dancing god who, clothed in perfumed garments, golden-cheeked rides his golden cart." One passage calls him both brown and yellow. "Him with the fleece they purify, brown, golden-hued, beloved of all, Who with exhilarating juice goes forth to all the deities"
-Rudra was als described as having tawny skin
HYMN XXXIII. Rudra.
5 May I with praise-songs win that Rudra's favour who is adored with gifts and invocations.
Ne’er may the tawny God, fair-checked , and gracious, swifthearing, yield us to this evil purpose.
-Sometimes described as reddish brown like the God Agni.
Hymn 3.1.3 reads of Agni, "Bull, who beholdest men, through many mornings , among the dark ones shine forth red , O Agni."
- Another important Characteristic of the earliest Brahmins and Aryans in India is Black Hair
Source: Atharva Veda.6.137.2
>> May thy hairs grow as reeds, may they cluster, black , about thy head!
Source: Atharva Veda.6.137.3
>> Brahmins have strong black hair .
Source: Dharma-Sutra 1:2
>> Let him [the Brahmin Priest] kindle the sacrificial fire while his hair is still black
--Budda described as an Archetype of an Arya