Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal works for the promotion and propagation of Indian Classical Music and Dances with its main Sangeet Vidyalaya in Vashi, Navi Mumbai and has nearly 1200 affiliated institutions and nearly 800 Exam Centres all over the country from Assam to deep South Kerala and more than One Lakh students take examinations every year from Prarambhik (Beginners level) to Sangeet Acharya (Ph.D. level). Mandal's General Body consists of members not only from almost all the States in India but from abroad also. The art of Indian music, which in the days bygone, had enjoyed the privilege of honour and esteem in the royal court, was deprived of it in the mid-eighteenth century. With a single aim in mind to uplift music, Pt.Paluskar set out on a Bharat Yatra in the year 1896 with his two disciples. He conducted music programmes in different states in India and received accolades and recognition. No treatise of musicology in India will ever be complete without making a study of life of the great visionary late Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar and the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya established by him in 1901 at Lahore. Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidylalaya Mandal is a virtual continuation of this Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.