Mandlik acquired in-depth knowledge of authentic Patanjali and Hatha Yoga, Bhagwad Gita and Upnishad by study and research of ancient scriptures over the last 55 years. In 1978, he set up first branch of Yoga Vidya Dham, which today has 160 centres in India.
Mandlik set up Yoga Vidhya Gurukul in 1983 for yoga education. Yoga Chaitanya Seva Pratisthan, a trust, was set up by him in 1994 to propagate yoga in remote parts of India. He has written 42 books and developed 300 CDs to cover various training courses, said the Ministry.
The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, set up in 1918 by Yogendraji, has completed 100 years producing more than 50,000 yoga teachers and has over 500 publications to its credit. It has contributed to the promotion and development of holistic yoga for over 10 decades.