Badrachala Ramadas


Kancherla Gopanna (c 1620 - 1680 CE), popularly known as Bhadradri Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu, was a 17th century Indian devotee of Rama and a composer of Carnatic music. 

He lived in the village of Nelakondapalli near Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh during the 17th century and is renowned for constructing a famous temple for Rama at Bhadrachalam. 

His devotional lyrics to Rama are famous in south indian classical music as Ramadaasu Keertanalu. Even the doyen of south indian classical music Saint Thyagaraja learned and later improved the style now considered standard krithi form of music composition.


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