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Haidakhandi Universal Ashram Temple

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1980s. South end of Camino Baca Grande

Beneath an elaborate brass spire a small shrine and sunken courtyard perch on a rocky, west-facing slope. Symmetrically designed as a structure within a structure, this domed and stuccoed frame temple houses a statue of the Murti or Divine Mother. Red terne roofs slope away from the central spire to cover a surrounding corridor. The gabled entry bay with stained glass in an arched transom leads to a sanctuary. The ashram also has a learning center, with the library in a modified geodesic dome.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Haidakhandi Universal Ashram Temple", [Westcliffe, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 442-442.

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