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(उस प्राणस्वरूप, दुःखनाशक, सुखस्वरूप, श्रेष्ठ, तेजस्वी, पापनाशक, देवस्वरूप परमात्मा को हम अन्तःकरण में धारण करें, वह परमात्मा हमारी बुद्धि को सन्मार्ग में प्रेरित करे ।)

Dr. Pranav Pandya
  Dr. Pranav Pandya,
M.B.B.S., M.D.(Medicine)
(Gold Medalist)

Dr. Pranav Pandya

M.B.B.S., M.D.(Medicine)(Gold Medalist)

Director & Head

All World Gayatri Pariwar


Brahmavarchas Research Institute


Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya

Chief Editor

Akhand Jyoti (English)


Akhand Jyoti (Hindi)


Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana


Dr. Pranav Pandya's personality is a rare blend of spiritual insight combined with scientific acumen. Born in a noble brahmin family in 1950 at Mumbai, Dr. Pranav Pandya received his education in Madhya Pradesh.

Dr. Pranav Pandya is a shining example of a Holistic Purposeful selfless life lived in the true Vedic spirit.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 Uttaranachal Government and recognized by UGC, this University, the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyala, is being developed on the lines of ancient Gurukuls of Nalanda and Taxila. Here the main emphasis is on molding of a new generation of inspired youths who can take up social service along with their own development. The research and academic objectives here symbolize a unique synthesis of scientific reasoning and social-service with spiritual enlightenment.

Dr. Pandya is shouldering the responsibility as the Chancellor of this University along with being the Director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute, Head of All World Gayatri, Editor of Akhand Jyoti Magazine and the President of the deemed university of Swami Vivekananda Yogvidya Mahapeeth, Banglore.

A Brief Bio-Sketch

  • A Gold Medalist in (MD, Medicine), from MGM Medical College, Indore - Dr. Pranav Pandya, qualified for US medical services in 1975. But, inspired by his Guru, Seer-sage Pandit Shriram 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 Culture.
  • 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 spirituality together.
  • He 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. During this period he wrote and co-authored many books on Scientific spirituality, the origin and purpose of Universe, higher dimensions of human existence and extrasensory potentials of human body.
  • More significant phase of his life began in 1990. As the Global Head of Gayatri Pariwar – with a following of nearly 100 million, he established branches of the “Gayatri Pariwar” in 80 countries. In continuance of his efforts to disseminate teachings of Indian Culture in its true spirit, he has presented scientific aspect of Indian Culture to the Parliament of Worlds Religion in 1993.
  • Dr. Pranav Pandya has the rare distinction of addressing joint session of House of Lords and House of Commons in UK in February 1992, in personal capacity.
  • As a global messenger and renowned exponent of scientific spirituality Dr. Pandya inspired Youths and Talents all over India and abroad. He presided over 28 state level youth camps all over India and abroad so far and inspired more than 100,000 youth to take up three fold path of Sadhana (self-discipline), Upasana (adoration & adoption of divine values) and Aradhana, (self-less service).
  • As the editor monthly magazine Akhand Jyoti, with a total circulation of 1.5 million per month, carried forward the legacy of our Rishis in disseminating true knowledge and inspire thought transformation movement to effectuate personality devleopment.
  • He established Dev Sanskriti University, In Haridwar in the year 2008. A fully autonomous university established through a special ordinance of Uttarakhand Govt. and duly recognized by UGC, Dev Sanskriti University is the realization of Dr. Pandya's vision to mould the youth of new era. Under his guidance this unique institution is creating new mile stones in the field of education and fulfilling the much needed requirement amalgamation of education with knowledge ( the art of living).

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 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.
  • Conducted exclusive Stress Management workshops for top executives of ORACLE at San Hose, US.
  • Delivered special talks on Mind-body Medicine at Sydney University in2005 and therapeutic benefits of Yagya at Auckland university in 2007.
  • 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 (U.S.A.) 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 Culture.
  • 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 abroad.
  • Honoured with "Bhai Shri Hanuman Prasad Rastraseva Samman” by Barabazaar Library Organisation of Kolkata in 2001, which carried a cash award of rupees one lakh alongwith a citation plaque. The whole amount of the award was donated to the Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund.
  • He has been honoured with Life Time Achievement Award at the National Symposium on Science of Holistic Living by SEVAGRAM, Wardha.
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