Dr. Pranav Pandyaji is reknowned world over as a pioneer of scientific spirituality. As the Head of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, he has 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 service s 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 joining the Yug Nirman Mission at Shantikunj as the director of the Brahmavarchas Research Institute in 1978,, Dr. Pandya has 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 and pranayam have been carried out.
Dr. Pandyaji has done intense research and study in Ayurveda and Indian Scriputres, and has co-authored many books on scientific spirituality during the years. Dr. Pandya inspires youth from 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.