Sampati is a character in the Hindu epic Ramayana. He is a vulture and the elder brother of Jatayu. According to the Ramayana, Sampati was once a powerful bird with large wings that could touch the sun. However, in a tragic incident, Sampati’s wings were burnt while he was trying to save his younger brother Jatayu from a forest fire. As a result, he lost his ability to fly and became a disabled vulture.
When Lord Rama was searching for his abducted wife Sita, Sampati provided valuable information about her whereabouts. He told Lord Rama that Sita was being held captive in Lanka, the kingdom of the demon king Ravana. Sampati’s help proved to be crucial in Lord Rama’s efforts to rescue Sita.
Sampati’s story in the Ramayana is often seen as a tale of sacrifice and loyalty. Despite his own physical limitations, Sampati was willing to help Lord Rama and provide him with the information he needed to save Sita. His character serves as an inspiration to many readers of the epic.