Sabari The Beloved Devotee to Lord Rama:
Sabari has a peculiar place in the Hindu’s mythological epic Book Ramayana. The present generation can learn many qualities from the life of Sabari. Still, in Ramayana, she is the most important character in Ramayana.
Sabari Receiving Blessings From a Rushi:
In Ramayana, Sabari belonged to a forest tribe. She was lived on the banks of the river Pampa and servicing to the old sages and Lord Rama with the utmost respect. Once she serviced with utmost respect to an eminent old sage Matanga and his disciples in Dandaka forest. Then the old sage satisfied with her service and assured her, ‘Rama will met you one day on his way in search of Sita and accompanied with you some time and blesses you.
After she received the blessings from the old sage and started living austerely and awaiting eagerly for the arrival of Rama. Many years passed her waiting was not stopped, she became very old. One day Rama accompanied with Lakshmana, on their way in search of Sita and visited the house of Sabari.
Lord Rama Visited Sabari’s House:
After she received the blessings from old sage, she started austere life and eagerly awaiting the arrival of Rama. Years were going on but she didn’t meet Rama. She became very old, Finally one day Rama accompanied with Lakshmana and visited Sabari’s hermitage, on their way in search of Sita. As soon as she saw Lord Rama, she felt very happy and her joy has no bounds at that movement. She invited them into the house with utmost respect and made them sit comfortably. After they sat on the seats, she fell at their feet with great devotion and said, ‘Rama’ now you gave the meaning to my austere life, I am in full bliss, now my life has the meaning of devotion.
Sabari Ascending to Heaven:
Later she offered them some wild fruits, before offering she first tasted the fruits to find which one very tastes to serve Rama only sweet fruits. She did it with her utmost respect at Rama. Then Rama was pleased very much with the sacred devotion of Sabari and blessed her ascended to Heaven.
With her life, we can learn many things. Always we need to trust on our fulfilments. If anyone wants their desire of enlightenment, it comes only with the sincere aspiration and servicing the God.