Sabari, an old woman mentioned in the Ramayana, attained moksha through her devotion to Sri Ram. Through the story of Sabari, Sri Ram demonstrated to the world that what is more important is devotion and not caste, creed or the value of the offerings.
Sabari, a very old woman, was an ardent devotee of Sri Ram. During His search for Mata Sita in the forest, Sri Ram along with Lakshman reached the hut of Sabari.
The old woman who was overwhelmed with joy had nothing to offer to Sri Ram. Tears trickled from her eyes and then she remembered about the wild fruits that she had collected the other day.
Sabari was not sure whether the fruits were tasty, sour or poisonous. So she tasted them first a little and threw away all that was sour and not good.
So when she was about to offer it to Sri Ram she realized that she had bitten all the fruits. She did not want to offer the half-eaten fruits to Sri Ram.
Sri Ram, who realized the difficulty the pious lady was facing, asked Sabari to share the half-eaten fruits. Thus the all knowing Lord proved that it is not the condition or value of the offering that matters but devotion of the devotee who offers it.
After this divine incident, Sabari attained Moksha.