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Gayatri Chetna Center, Piscataway, NJ
A Vision becomes Reality

Gayatri Chetna Center

240 Centennial Avenue,
Piscataway, NJ
- 08854
“When we transform ourselves,
the world will be transformed.
When we reform ourselves,
the world will be reformed.”
        - Pt. Shri Ram Sharma Acharya

His vision is summarized in our Mission:

•  Encourage the Tri-Fold Path of Upasana, Sadhana, Aradhana
•  Promote Scientific Spirituality
•  Promote Yoga for Healthy Body, Mind and Soul
•  Inspire and Nurture Divinity within Human Beings
•  Individual, Family and Society Reformation
•  Simple Living and High Thinking

This means that Gayatri Chetna Center will be an institution of
excellence in the provision of services and activities that
encourages individual reformation, dissemination of scientific
spirituality and social-cultural reformation.

Mandir Timings : 7.00 am to 8.00 pm

Daily Arti : Mon –Sat : 7.00 am and 7.00 pm

Sunday Arti : 7.00 am and 6.30 pm

Yagya Everyday at 7.15 am


About Us

The Gayatri Chetna Center

The Gayatri Chetna Center is devoted to increasing cultural, ethical, moral, and spiritual awareness. Development of divine qualities in mankind is the foremost goal. The Center will be a unique place for Gayatri Sadhana, Yoga and Meditation, Scientific Spiritual studies and Youth Development. This Center will be open to everyone from all walks of life, regardless of their religion, faith, caste, creed or sect. The Gayatri Chetna Center aims to provide an inspiring environment to facilitate divine activities and services which encourage “Simple Living and High Thinking”. It empowers individuals and inspires divinity within them. By fostering positive thoughts and promoting tolerance and equality, it creates a surrounding of growth and reformation.

Why there is a need of Gayatri Chetna Center

It is necessary for everyone, be they vibrant young or stable mature, to collectively come together to work towards a "divine society", foster a mutual respect, co-operation and peaceful coexistence. To nurture and develop such a society, an institution like "The Gayatri Chetna Center" is needed. At the Gayatri Chetna Center, they can harbor development of divinity and spiritual awakening in mankind. Hence, it is essential to invest in this kind of divine place today to guarantee an awakened tomorrow.

Our Values

We have three core values that characterize the way of “Simple Living and High Thinking". This is our tenet and we live it through Upasana - which gives us strength through prayers, Sadhana - which makes individuals vigilant through swadhayay and develops inner strength, and Aradhana - which leads our Karma towards selfless service. These values drive us to achieve divinity and spiritual awakening, and guide us towards pure knowledge and the righteous path.

Upasana (Bhakti Yog): Meditating in a tranquil surrounding that leads to inspiration to stay and work towards the righteous path.

Sadhana (Gyan Yog): A spiritual practice of self-refinement. Exercising constant self-discipline, introspection, self-analysis. Observation and reflection upon every action, conduct, and thought.

Aradhana (Karma Yog): An effort to serve humanity through one’s own resources. Selfless service through regular donation of time, talent and resources for the welfare of the society.

Gayatri Chetna Center offers

Gayatri Temple Idol of Adyashakti Maa Gayatri for collective prayers and worship

Yagya & Sanskar Gayatri Yagya and unique Sanskars such as Punshvan (Baby Shower), Namkaran, Annaprashan, Vidhyarambh, Yagnopawit, etc. will be performed everyday; easily accessible to the community.

Yoga & Meditation Understanding the science of Patanjali Yoga Sutras and practicing Pranayam, Yoga and Meditation in daily life.
Spiritual Education Studies and discourses on ancient scriptures such as Vedas, Upanisads, Puran, Gita

Youth Development ProgramsSunday school - curriculum includes practicing  yoga, cultural & moral education, and extra activities such as music classes, summer camps & family retreats.
Library & Books Store Huge collection of books, DVDs and CDs on spiritualityand self-development. Special section on the Veds,Upnishads, Puran, Gita and complete works of Pandit Shriram Sharma on human problems & remedies.
Community Service Working closely with other organizations to actively participate in community service.


A close and direct disciple of Pt Shriram Sharma
Acharya, Dr Pandya is a pioneer of scientific
spirituality. Under his dynamic leadership,
Dev Sanskriti University is reforming the face of modern education
Embodiment of boundless love and affection for each
and everyone, she is revered as Jiji by all parijans of
Gayatri Pariwar

Location :

240 Centennial Avenue - Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • Total 22,000 Sq Feet on one floor
  • 15 feet ceiling
  • Building is on 5 acres lot
  • 200 Parking spaces
Property is close vicinity to major New Jersey
highways - Rt. 287, Rt. 1, Rt. 78, GS Parkway, NJ TPK

Building Renovation Project:

• Meditation / Yagya Shala.
• Parking lot, external lighting, landscaping.
• Roof

 Estimated renovation project budget: $300 K

Building is currently under renovation and will be completed in 2013.

Mahakaleshwar Sthapana - Yagya Series

From: 30th Apr, 2013
To: 12th Aug, 2013


From: 31st Jan, 2013
To: 31st Dec, 2013

Gayatri Chetna Center

240 Centennial Avenue,
Piscataway,  NJ - 08854.

Phone Number
: 732-357-8200


Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )




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