Shabri making Ram and Lakshman eat ber:
The story of Lord Ram and Shabari is an inspiring example from the Hindu mythology of divine grace and true devotion. Shabari is an epitome of patience, devotion, perseverance, purity, and has the immense spirit of service.
Shabari was born in a hunter’s family and always opposed their ways of killing animals and eating them, and their practice of sacrificing animals. She ran away from her house just before her marriage and approached the hermitage of Sage Matanga while wandering in the forest in search of food. He realized she is a great soul and asked her to engage her life in the service of people. She devoted her life to Sage Matanga and his hermitage with her selfless service. When Sage Matanga reached his last moments he told Shabari that her good deeds over the years earned her good fortune and the incarnation of Lord Vishnu will meet her in his human form in her life as Lord Ram and she must wait. Years later when Lord Rama along with Lakshman was wandering in search of Sita, he knew the divine task awaiting him. When they crossed the hermitage of Sage Matanga he met Shabari. Shabari had gathered some ber (a kind of fruit) for Ram which she offered him after biting and checking for the best and sweet ones. Her devotion pleased Lord Ram and he granted her liberation from the mortal life.