|Dr. Pranav Pandya
Close and Direct Disciple of Vedmoorti Taponishtha Pt. Shri Ram Sharma
Acharya & Shakti Swaroopa Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma
|Director & Head - All World Gayatri Parivar
|Director - Brahmavarchas Research Institute
|Chancellor - Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
|Editor - Akhand Jyoti
Conferences, Workshops & Seminars
|Between 1990 and 2005, undertook extensive tours in
India and abroad, and organized large-scale programmes to
disseminate knowledge about spiritual aspects of Indian
Culture on a scientific basis. Established branches of the
Gayatri Pariwar abroad in USA, Canada, UK, 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
|Addressed a joint session of the House of Lords and the
House of Commons in London in February 1992.
|In 1994, initiated Watershed Development Scheme, a
scheme for harvesting rainwater. This scheme has been
extended all over India.
|Presented scientific aspects of Indian Culture to the
World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago (USA) in 1993
and in Cape Town (Republic of South Africa) in 1999.
Accolades & Honours
|Honoured by National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), the world famous American space
centre, in 1996 as a distinguished scientist and reformer
for worldwide dissemination of scientific aspects of Indian
|Conferred the "Gyan Bharati" award in 1998 by "Prabhu
Premi Sangh" Ambala, for distinguished services to society.
|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
|Honoured with "Bhai Shri Hanuman Prasad Rastraseva
Samman" by Barabazaar Library Organization of Kolkata in
|He has been honoured with Life Time Achievement Award at
the National Symposium on Science of Holistic Living by
|Conferred the "Devi Ahilyabai Rastriya Samman" award in
2011 by "Ahilya Utsav Samiti" - Indore, for distinguished
services to the society.
|Honoured as National Icon for Youth and conferred the "Tarun
Kranti Puruskar - 2013″ at Jaipur.
A Brief Bio-Sketch
|A Gold Medalist in (MD) Medicine, Dr. Pranav Pandya,
qualified for US medical services in 1975. But, inspired by
his Guru serr-sage Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya, he gave
up the lucrative offer and stayed in India for altruistic
cause. This was the beginning of a Guru-disciple
relationship that asked for more sacrifice and penance
before molding him into a global messenger of Indian
|He gave up his job with BHEL as the in-charge of ICU
(Cardiology) and joined the Yug Nirman Mission at
Shantikunj as the Director- Brahmavarchas Research Institute
in 1978. Under the noble guidance of Acharyaji, he laid
the foundation of pioneering work in bringing science and
|Dr. Pranav Pandya initiated path-breaking research
studies on Ayurveda, Psychology, Yagyopathy and therapeutic
benefits of Meditation and Pranayam was carried out. He
carried out deep study and research in Indian Scriptures and
co-authored many books on scientific spirituality during the
years 1978 to 1990 in close proximity of Acharyaji.
|More significant phase of his life began in 1990 when
Gurudev Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharyaji took Mahasamadhi.
This time the world was waiting for his treatise on
Scientific Spirituality in the light of Indian Culture.
As the global head, he established branches of the "Gayatri
Pariwar" in 80 countries. In continuance of his efforts
he has presented scientific aspect of Indian Culture to the
Parliament of Worlds Religion in 1993. He has addressed
joint session of House of Lords and House of Commons in UK
in February 1992.
|As a global messenger of Gurudev Shri Ram Sharmaji's
vision of Bright Future Dr. Pandya inspired Youths and
Talents all over India and abroad to take up the three-fold
path of Sadhana (self-discipline), Upasana (adoration &
adoption of divine values) and Aradhana, (self-less
service). Under his dynamic leadership, the Gayatri Pariwar
fraternity has blossomed into a world-wide 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 of conviction
to go any length to achieve his goals. His untiring
efforts manifested into a unique University of Indian
Culture. Established in the year 2002 through an
ordinance by Uttaranchal Government and recognized by UGC,
this University, the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya,
is being developed on the lines of ancient Gurukuls of
Nalanda and Taxila.
|Dr. Pranav Pandya is a shining example of a Holistic
Purposeful selfless life lived in the true Vedic spirit.