Shabari is a character in the Hindu epic, Ramayana, who was a devotee of Lord Rama. She was an elderly woman who lived in a forest and eagerly awaited the arrival of Lord Rama. Shabari had been waiting for a long time for the arrival of Rama and his brother, Lakshmana, as she had heard that they were going to visit the forest on their way to search for Sita, Rama’s wife who had been abducted by the demon king Ravana.
Shabari’s devotion to Lord Rama was such that she had dedicated her entire life to waiting for him. She had prepared a special place for him to rest and had collected fruits for him to eat. When Lord Rama and Lakshmana finally arrived, Shabari was overjoyed and welcomed them with great devotion and respect.
Shabari’s character is often seen as a symbol of devotion and selflessness. Her devotion to Lord Rama was so strong that she had no other desire than to serve him and to offer him the fruits that she had collected. Her story is often cited as an example of how one’s devotion to God can transcend all boundaries of age, gender, and social status.