His Holiness
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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Art and Music

'Gandharva music is universal. It is at home with every land, with every man, with every society. It is the language of bliss, the science and art of bliss, the song of Nature. . . . Gandharva Veda music is that style of melody which matches with the swings of Nature that control the passage of evolution in waves of bliss, sung spontaneously on all levels of creation, from the most minute, to the huge enormous, ever-expanding universe.'


Gandharva Veda has its source in the Vedic Tradition of India. It is the classical music of the ancient Vedic Civilization which enjoyed Heaven on Earth. Today, under the guidance of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, many of India's renowned musicians have joined in a worldwide revival of this music in its purity, by reconnecting it to its source in the Veda and Vedic Literature.

The ancient Gandharva Veda sages cognized the inherent intelligence of the frequencies of Nature and mirrored it through music. Maharishi has inspired the revival of this music in its full dignity. Listening to concerts of Gandharva Veda music produces a scientifically documented beneficial influence on the physiology and environment.

Global concert tours of Maharishi's Festival of Music for World Peace have brought Gandharva Veda music to audiences throughout the world. More than 50 teams of the finest Gandharva Veda musicians of India have travelled to over 355 cities in over 55 countries to play the melodies of Gandharva Veda, to create balance in Nature and harmony in world consciousness.

In response to the worldwide demand resulting form Maharishi's Festivals of Music, Maharishi Schools of Gandharva Veda Music have been opened. These schools are training people of all ages and musical backgrounds in this beautiful science and art of creating balance in Nature through music.

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