Srinivasacharya was a great sanskrit scholor before becoming Daasa. He had ego about his knowledge and disliked the Haridasas of that time. He had thought that Kannada Devaranama had nothing with jnaana. Vijayadasaru has invited Srinivasacharyaru to come for the theertha prasada and he had accepted to attend the theerthaprasada and never turned up. So, Vijayadasaru had sent one of his disciple to bring Srinivasacharyaru. But Srinivasacharya refused to come saying he is suffering from stomach problem. After Srinivasacharyaru failed to turn up, Vijayadasaru had the theertha prasada.
From that day, Srinivasa developed intense stomach problems which worsened day by the day, finally reaching unbearable pain. Srinivasa went to Tirupathi, Ghatikaachala and Mantralaya, performing intense Seva to Thimmappa, Narasimha Devaru, Vaayu Devaru and Rayaru. He even thought of commiting suicide.
Sri Rayaru appeared in his dream and asked him to go to Sri Vijayadasaru. He immediately approached Vijayadasaru, who in turn, asked him to go to Gopaladasaru, who is his going to be his guru. Sri Gopaladasaru as per orders of Vijaya Dasaru, donated 40 years of his Ayushya to Srinivasacharya.
Then Srinivasacharya, decided to become a Haridaasa. Sri Gopala daasaru gave him Haridaasa Deekshe and directed him to Pandarapur for ankitha.
There Srinivasacharya, found a stone bearing the words â€œJagannatha Vittalaâ€. From that day, he started composing songs with that ankitha. He became renowned as Jagannatha Daasaru.