Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended singer Maithili Thakur from Bihar for singing a song on Maa Shabri, during the Pran Pratishtha event in Ayodhya. In a post on X, PM Modi expressed that the event is bringing to mind various incidents from the life of Lord Ram. He specifically mentioned the emotional incident related to Shabari and praised Maithili Thakur’s melodious rendition of it.
“The occasion of Pran Pratishtha in Ayodhya is reminding my family members across the country of every incident related to the life and ideals of Lord Shri Ram. One such emotional incident is related to Shabari. Listen, to how Maithili Thakur ji has put it in her melodious tunes,” he stated.
Maithili Thakur, born in Bihar’s Benipatti, is known for singing songs in languages like Hindi, Bhojpuri, and Maithili. According to the Ramayana, Maa Shabri is known for her devotion towards Lord Ram and offered half-eaten fruits to him during his exile.