Dhammakka, also known as Sabari was a tribal woman and a great devotee of Lord Rama. Overwhelmed with the amount of devotion she had for him, Rama granted her salvation. Hence, Sabari took the form of a River, which later joined the River Godavari before falling into the sea.
The Sabari River flowing in the Telangana state is one of the major tributaries of river Godavari. Originating from the western slopes of the Eastern Ghats in Odisha state from the Sinkaram hill ranges at 1370m, it forms a common boundary between Chattisgarh and Odisha and later enters into Telangana to merge with River Godavari.