Head: All World Gayatri Parivar
Chancellor: Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
Director: Brahmavarchas Research Institute
Editor: Akhand Jyoti
President: Swami Vivekananda Yogvidya Mahapeetham
Chetana Diwas - Birthday of Shraddheya Dr Sahab Ji
Chetna Diwas - Roop Chaturdashi - the 2nd Day of the 5-day Deepawali Festival is also celebrated as the Birth Day of Shraddheya Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji - known as Shraddheya Dr Sahab - Head of Gayatri Parivar, Editor of Akhand Jyoti Magazine.
He was born on Roop Chaturdashi - the 14th Day of Kartik Month – in the year 1950.
A close and direct disciple of Revered Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya Ji, Shraddhey Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji is renowned all over the world as a pioneer of scientific spirituality. As the head of the organization, he disseminated the message of Indian culture, in its true spirit, across the globe and established branches of Gayatri Parivar in over 80 countries. Under his dynamic leadership, the Dev Sanskriti University at Haridwar had been established in 2002, which is a milestone and path – breaking step to reform the face of modern education.
A Gold Medalist in Medicine, MD Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji qualified for US medical services in 1976. But upon the insistence of His Guru Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya Ji, he gave up the lucrative offer and stayed in India. This was the beginning of a Guru-disciple relationship that asked for more sacrifice and penance before molding Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji into a global messenger of Indian Culture.
After giving up his job with BHEL as an in-charge of ICCU and joining the Yug Nirman Mission at Shantikunj as the director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute in 1978, under the guidance of Acharya Ji, Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji laid the foundation of pioneering work in bringing science and spirituality together. Under his guidance path-breaking research on Ayurveda, Psychology, Yagya pathy, and therapeutic benefits of meditation, pranayama is being carried out.
He did intense research, and studied Ayurveda, and Indian Scriptures, and co-authored many books on scientific spirituality during the years 1978 to 1990 in close proximity and guidance of Acharya Ji. An even more significant phase of his life began in 1990 when Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Achary Ji took Maha Samadhi. This time the world was waiting for his treatise on scientific spirituality in the light of hoary Indian Culture. As the head of Global Gayatri Parivar, he established branches in 80 countries. In continuance of his efforts, he has presented scientific aspects of Indian culture to the Parliament of Worlds Religion. He addressed a joint session of the House of Lords and House of Commons in the UK in February 1992.
As a global messenger of Pandit Shriram Sharma Ji’s vision of a Bright Future, Dr. Pranav Pandya inspired the youth to develop their personality and cultivate their talents. Whether the youth was in India or abroad, he motivated them to take up the threefold path of Sadhana, Upasana, and Aradhana. Self-discipline, Attainment of Divinity, and Self-less service. Under his leadership, the Gayatri Parivar fraternity has blossomed into a worldwide organization with nearly 90 million followers.
As a futurist, he is not only optimistic about a bright future for mankind but also has the courage to walk any length to achieve his goals. His untiring efforts manifested into a Unique University of Indian Culture. Established in 2002 through an ordinance passed by the Uttarakhand Government and recognized by UGC, this University is set up on the lines of ancient Gurukuls of Nalanda and Taxila. The main emphasis is on molding a new generation of inspired youth who can take up social service including their own development. A unique synthesis of scientific reasoning with spiritual enlightenment Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji is shouldering the responsibility as the Director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute, Head of All World Gayatri Parivar, Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti University, Editor of Akhand Jyoti Magazine and President of Swami Vivekananda Yogvidya Mahapeeth.
Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji is a shining example of a holistic, purposeful, and selfless life lived in the true Vedic spirit. For his noble contribution to the betterment of the world, he is honored with the Life Time Achievement Award at the National Symposium on the Science of Holistic Living.
Chronology of Life Events :
1963: Came in contact with Gayatri Mission , founded by Yug rishi Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya Ji, an organization working for moral and spiritual upliftment of humanity.
1972: M.B.B.S. from M. G.M. Medical College Indore, India.
1975: M.D. from M.G.M. Medical College, with gold medal.
1975-1976: Worked with eminent medical scientists in the Departments of Neurology and Cardiology at M.G.M. Medical College. Published research papers on the treatment of Psychosomatic diseases, sleep disorders, and Neuropsychiatry.
1976-1978: Served as a physician in Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited hospitals in Haridwar and Bhopal, as in-charge of Intensive Care Units.
1978: Received lucrative job offers in the U.S.A. but preferred to stay back in India to serve the Indian Culture and hence settled permanently at Shantikunj, Haridwar, the Headquarters of Gayatri Mission.
Since 1979: Serving as Director of Brahmavarchas Shodh Sansthan, Haridwar
1984-1990: In charge of the 'Personality Development and Moral Education' training programs for officers of the Central and State Governments. More than 55,000 officers have so far participated in this program.
Since 1994: Editor of the monthly magazine Akhand Jyoti (Hindi), which is also published in seven regional languages. The magazine has approximately 1.5 million subscribers worldwide. A bimonthly edition has also been published in English since Jan 2003.
Since 1995: Serving as Head of All-World Gayatri Parivar, in close collaboration with his soul mate Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya Ji (daughter of Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma Ji and Acharya Shriram Sharma Ji) who, herself is the Managing Trustee of Shri Vedmata Gayatri Trust.
Accolades & Honors:
Between 1990 and 2000, undertook extensive tours in India and abroad and organized large-scale programs to disseminate knowledge about spiritual aspects of Indian Culture on a scientific basis. Established branches of the Gayatri Parivar abroad in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Denmark, Norway, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, etc.
Participated in conferences and delivered exclusive lectures at Cambridge University, Oxford University, Harvard University, University of California at Los Angeles, and other Universities.
Addressed a joint session of the House of Lords and the House of Commons in London in February 1992.
In 1994, took the initiative of a watershed development program, a scheme for harvesting rainwater. This scheme has been extended to all over in India.
Presented scientific aspects of Indian Culture to the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago (U.S.A.) in 1993 and at Cape Town (Republic of South Africa) in 1999.
Honored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the world-famous American space center, in 1996 as a distinguished scientist and reformer for worldwide dissemination of scientific aspects of Indian Culture.
Conferred the 'Hindu of the Year' 1999 award by F.I.A. (Federation of Indian Association) and F.H.A. (Federation of Hindu Association) for dissemination of Indian Culture abroad.
Managing Trustee: Shri Vedmata Gayatri Trust, Shantikunj, Haridwar
An embodiment of boundless love and affection for each and every one, Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya Ji is revered as Jiji by all the parijans of Gayatri Parivar. Hundreds of parijans come to Shantikunj, Haridwar to seek the blessings of the Guru satta from her. Her mere darshan and compassionate words alleviate the suffering of people.
She is a Masters in Psychology from Devi Ahilya Bai University, Indore. Presently the Head of Shantikunj, which is the global headquarters of All World Gayatri Parivar, Yug Nirman, and Vichar Kranti Abhiyan. She has been brought up in a religious atmosphere with total devotion to the cause of her parents. Active participant in all the extracurricular activities along with NCC in collegiate education.
Married to Respected Shraddhey Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji on June 3rd, 1971 on the occasion of Gayatri Jayanti in that year.
Research - Oriented thinking with novel investigations done in the field of experimental and clinical psychology at Indore University, India.
Joined the Global Gayatri Trust on the call of Guru Satta in Feb 1978, when she left Indore and joined the team of Shantikunj with her husband Shraddhey Dr. Pranav Pandya Ji, and her one and a half years old son, Respected Dr. Chinmay Pandya Ji. She has been actively involved in the Nari-Jagran (women empowerment) movement with Param Vandaniya Mataji from 1980 to 1994, delivering lectures to millions of people all over the country and abroad.
After the Mahaprayan (passing away) of Param Vandaniya Mataji in 1994, she has been looking after the whole organization with parental care under the subtle guidance of Guru Satta. The successful executor of the management of the headquarters, with personal care of all correspondence in India and abroad