Bhima Gaya, Go-prachara, and Gadalola (site 4-1)
These places are linked to Gaya Mahatmya and are used as vedis for gaya-shraddha.
Mostly shraddha, but also pinda-dana, darshan
Bhima Gaya: northeast of Mangala Gauri, about 50 steps down -- Go-prachara: southwest of Mangala Gauri, about 30 steps down -- Gadalola: across Gay-Bodh Gaya road from Akshayavata --
Bhima and Goprachara are on the southwestern and northeastern, respectively, slopes of Bhasmakuta hill. -- Gadalola is on the flat ground near Akshayavata.
Bhima Gaya: inactive, but likely used in pitrapaksha -- Go-pracara: slightly active, likely busy in pitrapaksha. -- Gadalol: appeared abandoned, but possibly active during pitrapaksha. --
Two of these shrines are kept open. Go-prachara is under Pandas, who seemd concerned about encroachments at the edges of the shrines.
Bhima Gaya: Open courtyard with shrines in three corners. -- Gopracara: housed in a 19th century structure with hoof marks on the rock -- Gadalol: seems to be a new rectangular hall, with a small shrine located in the south east corner --
Gaya-Bodh Gaya road, turn right to Maranpur. These shrines are in vicinity of Akshayavata.
Bhima Gaya: needs immediate repair due to fallen tree. -- Go-prachara: needs reconstruction and needs to be protected from encroachment -- Gadalol: unknown --
Bhima Gaya: left open -- Go-prachara: priest here pointed to encroachment on the southern and eastern side by surrounding settlements. -- Gadalola: left open --
Pandas (met 3 Pandas at Go-prachara )
Bhima-Gaya needs to be maintained and cleaned.