Thereafter, Vinoba introduced a mouna prarthana (silent prayer) instead of chanting of Bhagavad Gita in his prayer meeting, at the end.
Both Gandhiji and Vinoba had much affection for Gora, though they didn't approve of his atheism. They admired his concern for the down-trodden. He worked for the poor, the out-caste villagers. He preached rationalism to them, and worked to eradicate superstition. He trained them to be productive workers. He rehabilitated the so-called criminal tribals and prostitutes who were called devadasis and joginis.
Gora's wife, Saraswati and their nine children are all atheists. All the children have inter-caste marriages. Their names are also rational. The eldest son is Lavanam (salt)— he was born during Gandhiji's salt march. Samaram (war) was born during the war period. The ninth child was a girl, he named her 'now' (the ninth). They now manage the Atheist Centre, founded by Gora in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.