Dr. Pranav Pandya Photo
डॉ. प्रणव पंड्या एवं श्रद्धेय शैलबाला पंड्या
प्रमुख-अखिल विश्व गायत्री परिवार
कुलाधिपति- देव संस्कृति विश्वविद्यालय, हरिद्वार
निदेशक-ब्रह्मवर्चस रिसर्च इंस्टिट्यूट, हरिद्वार
मुख्य संपादक- अखण्ड ज्योति (अंग्रेज़ी)
संपादक- अखण्ड ज्योति (हिंदी)
अध्यक्ष- स्वामी विवेकानंद योग अनुसन्धान संस्थान
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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 ।)

Gayatri Gyan Mandir: Introduction.

Gayatri Gyan Mandir, Lucknow is devoted and dedicated to spiritual and creative activities. It is operated by Gayatri Parivar Rachnatmak Trust. The 'Trust' has been established by 'Sri Vedmata Gayatri Trust, Gayatri Tirth, Shantikunj, Haridwar. The office of Gayatri Gyan Mandir is located in Indira Nagar, a locality in trans-Gomti area of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Gayatri Gyan Mandir, Lucknow has various facilities catering various needs- spiritual, creative, Vedic ritual viz. 'hindu sanskaras' from birth to death. It has the state of art facility for Gayatri Sadhakas e.g. library 'वाचनालय', meditation room साधना कक्ष, yagyashala 'यज्ञशाला' etc. for collective Gayatri Sadhana. Facility for Gayatri Mantra Writing 'गायत्री मंत्र लेखन' is also available.

Pujya Gurudev Yugrishi Pt. Sriram Sharma Acharyaji
  Pt. Sriram Sharma

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Veda Murthy, Taponishtha, Yugrishi Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
Birth- 20th September, 1911. Metaphysical Transformation- 2nd June, 1990.

Shriram Sharma Acharya, a pioneer of spiritual renaissance was born on 20th September 1911, in Anwalkheda, Agra District. He scrupulously carried out the biddings of his Guru, a great Himalayan Yogi, when he was fifteen years of age. A sage, a visionary and a reformer, the Acharya initiated a movement for transformation of era, lived a disciplined life of devout austerity, visited the Himalayas several times and attained spiritual eminence. The Gayatri Pariwar fraternity with its more than 3000 social reform centers (Shakti-peeths) are his greatest contributions to the modern world. He translated the entire Vedic Vangmaya and accomplished a feat of writing more than 3000 books on all aspects of life. The Acharya, Great devotee of Gayatri lived an ideal life for 80 years and voluntarily shed his physical sheath on Gayatri Jayanti, 2nd June 1990.

Adarniya Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma
  Bhagwati Devi Sharma
Pujniya Mataji Bhagwati Devi Sharma
Birth- September, 1926. Metaphysical Transformation- 19th September, 1994.

Mata Bhagwati Devi (popularly called 'Mataji' among disciples) born in September, 1926. She was oriented towards religious activities since childhood. She was more interested in worshipping God. After her marriage to Acharyaji, she looked after visitors and guests. She willingly donated all her personal jewelry received at her wedding for establishment of Gayatri Tapobhumi at Mathura. She initiated and leaded Mahila Jagran Abhiyan (movement for emancipation of women) in 1975. Soon, about 4000 branches of Mahila Jagran Abhiyan were established with more than one million active participants. Mataji considered everyone as part of her family. It was of prime importance to her, to arrange for their comfortable stay and spiritual guidance. Such was the love and affection that people come to Shantikunj for recharging themselves and to experience the peace and tranquillity in their personal lives.

When Gurudev took Mahasamadhi on June 02, 1990, Gayatri Jayanti day, Mataji took over all the responsibilities of the mission and carried them over with great courage. In October 1990, under Mataji's guidance, Grand Shraddhanjali Samaroh, a program to pay homage to Gurudev, was organized. Over 15,00,000 devotees from all over the world participated in it, and resolved to carry-on the works of Gurudev, for dissemination of philosophy of Gayatri and Yagna. In 1992, on Gayatri Jayanti Day, Mataji disclosed about Gurudev's message from subtle and astral realms for the spread of Dev- Sanskriti (divine Indian culture or religious culture) all over the world for which series of Grand Ashwamedha Yagnas were to be performed. The series of Ashwamedha Yagnas started from Jaipur in November 1992. Till now, twenty-seven such grand Ashwamedha Yagnas have been celebrated in INDIA and abroad, besides the grand Anwalkheda (birthplace of Acharyaji near Agra, city of Taj) Pratham Poornahuti Samaroh in 1995. Mataji visited UK, Canada and USA in three Ashwamedh yagnas in Leicester-UK, Toronto -Canada and Los Angeles - USA. Mataji initiated millions of people into Gayatri Mantra and with this, a new wave of character-building and social reform started. Mataji too, withdrew to the astral realm, to join her aradhya satta there, on September 19, 1994, Bhadrapad Mahapoornima day.

Dr. Pranav Pandya
  Dr. Pranav Pandya
Head : All World Gayatri Parivar

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Dr. Pranav Pandya, M.D.(Medicine)
Head : All World Gayatri Pariwar
Chancellor : Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
Director : Brahmavarchas Research Institute
Chief Editor : Akhand Jyoti (English)
Editor : Akhand Jyoti (Hindi)
President : Swami Vivekananda Yogvidya Mahapeetham

A close and direct disciple of Pandit Shriram Sharma Achaya, Dr. Pranav Pandya is renouned world over 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 Pariwar in over 80 countires. Under his dynamic leadership the Dev Sanskriti University at Haridwar is establishing new milestones and reforming the face of modern education. A Gold Medalist in Medicine MD Dr. Pandya qualified for US medical services in 1976. But upon the insistence of His Guru Pandit Shriram Sharma 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 moulding Dr. Pandya 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 Brahmavarchas Research Institute in 1978, under the guidance of Acharyaji, Dr. Pandya laid the foundation of pioneering work in bringing science and spirituality together. Under his guidance path breaking research on Ayurveda, Psychology, Yagyapathy and therapeutic benefits of meditation, pranayam was carried out. He did intense research, study in Ayurveda, Indian Scriputres, co-authored many books on scientific spirituality during the years 1978 to 1990 in close proximity of Acharyaji. Even more significant phase of his life began in 1990 when Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharyji took Mahasamadhi. 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 Pariwar he established branches in 80 countries. In continuance of his efforts he has presented scientific aspect of Indian culture to the Parliament of Worlds Religion. He has addressed joint session of House of Lords and House of Commons in UK in February 1992. As a global messenger of Pandit Shriram 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, Upasana and Aradhana. Self-discipline, Attainment of Divinity and Self-less service. Under his leadership the Gayatri Pariwar fraternity has blossomed into a world wide organization with nearly 90 million followers. As a futurist he in 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 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. A unique synthesis of scientific reasoning with spiritual enlightenment Dr. Pandya is shouldering the responsibility as the Director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute, Head of All World Gayatri Pariwar, Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti University, Editor of Akhand Jyoti Magazine and President of Swami Vivekananda Yogvidya Mahapeeth. Dr. Pranav Pandya is a shining example of a Holistic Purposeful selfless life lived in the true Vedic spirit. For his noble contribution for the betterment of world, he is honoured with Life Time Achievement Award at the National Symposium on Science of Holistic Living.

Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya
  Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya
Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya

Managing Trustee : Shri Vedmata Gayatri Trust, Shantikunj, Haridwar Embodiment of boundless love and affection for each and everyone, Shraddheya Shailbala Pandya is revered as Jiji by all parijans of Gayatri Pariwar. Hundreds of parijans come to Shantikunj, Haridwar everyday to seek blessings of Gurusatta from her. Her mere darshan and compassionate words alleviate sufferings of people. Masters in Psychology from Devi Ahilya University Indore. Present Head of Shantikunj, the headquarters of All World Gayatri Pariwar, Yug Nirman and Vichar Kranti Abhiyan. Born in Mathura at Akhand Jyoti Sansthan Ghiya Mandi on Dec 20, 1953 (Geeta Jayanti). Brought up in a religious atmosphere with total devotion to the cause of the parents. Involved actively in all extra curricular activities along with NCC higher courses in collegiate education. Married to Dr. Pranav Pandya on June 3rd, 1971 (Gayatri Jayanti). Research-oriented thinking with novel investigations done in the field of experimental and clinical psychology at Indore University, India. Main motivator for joining the Global Gayatri Movement on the call of Gurusatta in Feb 1978, when she left Indore and joined the team of Shantikunj with Dr.Pranav Pandya and her one and a half years old son, Chinmay. She has been actively involved in Nari-jagran movement with Param Vandniya Mataji since 1980 to 1994, delivering lectures to millions of people all over the country and abroad. After the Mahaprayan of Param Vandniya Mataji in 1994, she has been looking after the whole organization with parental care and under the subtler guidance of Gurusatta. Successful execution of the management of headquarters with personal care of all correspondence in India and abroad.

Dr. Chinmay Pandya
  Dr. Chinmay Pandya
Dr. Chinmay Pandya, M.B.B.S., PGDipl, MRCPsych- London
Pro Vice Chancellor:Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar
Director: School of Yog and Health, DSVV, Hardwar

Born and brought up in a spiritual academy (ashram) - Shantikunj, Haridwar, Dr. Chinmay Pandya completed his medical graduation and went to the United Kindgdom to pursue higher education. Upon completing his Master's degree from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, he as well accomplished MRCP from London in Psychiatry.

As a Consultant in West London Hospital Trust, London, and as Associate Specialist for Alzheimer Disease Treatment Service he was helping patients to recover from the rare and difficult disease. After gaining rich experience and expertise, answering to the inner call to serve the nation, he came back and joined Dev Sanskriti University, which is dedicated for the cultural renaissance of the globe as Director for School of Yog and Health, and presently is serving the socially dedicated University as Pro Vice Chancellor.

His spiritual and managerial capabilities are helping the University grow leaps and bounds and becoming a model institution in its very domain

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