Rass Mandal was originally designed & constructed by a direct descendant of the daughter of Emperor Akbar of India (1542 – 1605), sister to Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal. Its architecture is quite unique being a fusion of US southwestern construction materials and Asian design.
Please visit this link for an interactive tour of Rass Mandal:
(use your arrow keys or mouse to navigate through the tour)
Below is a slide show of Rass Mandal extracted from the virtual tour above:
The video below is an aerial view of the Rass Mandal complex. From this vantage, you can see that the main residence is in a slightly U shape. When Nyssia Wali envisioned the construction, it was her intention to make it represent a bird with the center room representing the main body of the bird and to either side representing the wings. The building in the lower left is the screened-in yoga pavilion. The small building to the right is the cabin with its own deck.
An enchanting and serene abode of beauty, peace and harmony in which resides a many splendor nectar of spiritual awakening, presently lying dormant and seeking to arouse in man an awe inspiring many dimensional awakening, out of his present illusory existence, into an all encompassing divinity. May God’s choicest blessings be showered on the owners, Richard and his family, and all his future residential guests, and may God arouse in them a tingle of serious and divine inquisitiveness.
Major General N C Khanna ( retired )
New Delhi, India
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Right from the front door of Rass Mandal, you can either hike or mountain bike the Ponderosa Ridge to Hidden Valley Road down to Wilderness Gate Road and right into town via Canyon Road or the Old Santa Fe Trail. There are so many choices to enjoy – renewing both the body and spirit! Additionally, if lucky on the walk, you may spot coyotes, mule deer and a variety of birds and birds of prey.
The Night Sky
Rass Mandal has been selected as one of the top luxury rentals in all of New Mexico and the United States. There are almost 300,000 vacation rentals in the US of which approximately 2000 have been chosen for this honor. Rass Mandal is 1 of 14 of those residences that are located in New Mexico.