This interior photo looking at the ceiling of the Colombia Temple shows the nine wooden beams, the nine-pointed stars, and the Greatest Name, which is a calligraphic representation of the invocation “O Glory of the All-Glorious.”
More than 300 people, mostly from nearby towns, visited the House of Worship in Norte del Cauca, Colombia, on Sunday.
Members of the choir sing a passage from the Baha’i writings during a recent devotional program in the House of Worship.
Participants in a devotional program listen to prayers inside the Temple on Sunday.
The choir sings a selection from the Baha’i writings during the devotional program Sunday at the House of Worship.
The Baha’i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca, Colombia, remains open during the week to visitors.
An audience of more than 300 people listens as Nilma Aguilar reads the message from the Universal House of Justice about the Temple’s recent opening. “This House of Worship stands now as a symbol of the beauty inherent in the noble people of this region and its design evokes the generosity of their land,” states the letter, dated 22 July.
Mayor Jenny Nair Gómez, from the nearby town of Villa Rica, spoke at Sunday’s gathering, noting the importance of the House of Worship as a place open to all, regardless of their religious background.
Residents from nearby communities arrive for their first visit to the House of Worship.
Volunteers register participants, largely people from nearby communities, who attended Sunday’s program. The community of Primavera is less than 2 kilometers north of the Temple.
Agua Azul is the town across the road from the Temple. Many of its residents made their first visit to the Baha’i House of Worship on Sunday.
Residents from nearby communities visited the Temple for the first time on Sunday, participating in a special program that included prayers, talks, and artistic presentations.
The entrance to the Temple site was decorated with potted native plants, a common practice for homes in the region.
Residents from nearby communities tour the Bosque Nativo. The budding forest stands in contrast to the surrounding fields of sugar cane that have overtaken the region’s once-diverse plant life.
Members of the choir enjoy a moment of laughter during Sunday’s program.
Students from a nearby Baha’i-inspired school perform traditional Colombian dances.
The image of the Temple and some of its ancillary buildings reflects on a pond.
The yellow structure that crowns the Temple, representing the blooming cocoa flower, is made of a fluorescent material that absorbs sunlight in the day and lights up naturally with the sunset.