Nartaki Devi /Temple Dancer
She performs the dance to entertain the God.
The original Figure is displayed in the Museum of Bhaktapur / Kathmandu.
Tara represents the entire enlightened activities of all Buddhas and hence she is called the mother of the Buddhas of three times.
It happened one day when Avalokiteshvara looked at the misery of the world. He shed tears from his eyes out of great compassion. e tears turned into a lotus flower from which appeared a white and green Tara who said to him, “Please don’t be sad. We’ll assist you in liberating living beings, although they are countless in number, the power of our vow is also immeasurable”.
There are 21 forms of Tara (the Saviouress). In reality they are all the transformed bodies of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.
The Green Tara is associated with enlightened activity and helps people overcome fears and anxieties. She saves people from the eight "obscurations" or flaws and their representations: pride (lion), delusions (wild elephants), hatred (fires), envy (snake), fanatical views, greed and avarice (bandits and thieves), (prisons and bondage), lust (floods) and doubt (demons).
The White Tara is also known as the Tara of compassion and is associated with health, long life and healing. Her seven eyes - extra eyes on her forehead, hands and feet - help her sense and understand the suffering of beings (all-seeing compassion).