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Kancharla Gopanna (c. 1620 – 1680), popularly known as Bhakta Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu , was a 17th-century Indian devotee of Lord Rama and a composer of Carnatic music. He is a famous Vaggeyakara (classical composer) from the Telugu classical era. His contemporaries include the stalwarts of Telugu literature such as Tallapaka Annamayya, Tyagaraja, Kshetrayya and Shyama Sastri. He lived in the village of Nelakondapalli, near the town of Bhadrachalam, in Muslim-ruled Telugu country during the 16th century and is renowned for constructing a famous temple for Lord Sri Rama at Bhadrachalam. His devotional lyrics to Rama are famous in South Indian classical music as Ramadasu Keerthanalu. Even the doyen of South Indian classical music Swami Thyagaraja learned his musical compositions. He also wrote Dasarathi Satakam Dasaradhi Karunaapayonidhi , a collection of nearly 108 poems dedicated to the son of Dasaratha (Lord Rama).
Ramadasu composed nearly 300 songs. Some of them are as follows:
Ramachandraya Janaka Rajaaja Manohara in Kurinji
Tarakamantramu in Dhanyasi
Ye Teeruga Nanu in Nadanamakriya
Adigo Bhadradri in Varali
Anta Ramamayam in Darbari Kannada
Charanamulae Nammidhi in Kapi
Rama Ra Ra in Kamas
Dasharatha Rama Govindha in Kamas
O Rama ni namamu in Poorvi Kalyani
Paluke bangara mayena in Ananda Bhairavi