Gopanna's theistic fragrance wafting across the south reached the
northern parts, the saint-poet and pious minstrel Kabir, a
remarkable prophet came down to Bhadrachalam and conferred the much
coveted title 'Ramadasu' on Gopanna, pleased with his highly
advanced stage of bhakti. That fame spread everywhere and reached
the Muslim nobility first and royalty next. "What! Muslim funds
for Hindu Gods! Gross injustice!! Open abuse of delegated powers!!!
This transgression must be nipped, and the culprit must be hooked
unto the gallows!!!!" These uproarious out-bursts shook the
tolerant ruler a bit more.
Gopanna was summoned and asked for explanation. He pleaded for mercy
accepting the commission. The ministers were mute, although the
enquiry. Against the obvious evidence, would commission of abuse of
power get any remission? Moreover, the Muslim bigotry decided to
sack him- imprison him, torture him and end him. A malicious
delight! A marvelous opportunity for revenge! So Gopanna was thrown