Sri Gopala Dasa (1722–1762) was a prominent 18th-century saint, under the Haridasa tradition. Along with other contemporary Haridasas such as Vijaya Dasaru, Jagannatha Dasaru and Venugopala Dasaru, Gopala Dasaru propagated the Dvaita philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya throughout South India through Devaranamas or "Songs of God" in the Kannada language.
Early years 
Bhaganna was initiated into the Haridasa tradition by Vijaya Dasa. His pen-name was "Gopala Vittala".
Gopala Dasa has composed numerous songs in Kannada in praise of the Hindu god Purandhara Vittala.