- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
The Baha’i temple in Norte del Cauca, Colombia has just been inaugurated and we’re buzzing with excitement!
This Baha’i temple, also known as a House of Worship, is the world’s second local Baha’i House of Worship, and to celebrate we’ve decided to share a collection of 19 sweeping and intimate photos of the temple and some of the guests at its inauguration found on Instagram. (If you’re curious to read more about Baha’i temples and their significance, we wrote about it here, Baha’i Temples: A Brief Introduction.)
“When I stepped in the House of Worship, I looked at the rays of light. It was impressive, because it is something that we can feel, that gives us strength, gives us life,” Gloria Amparo of Agua Azul described. “I felt this strength embody me. The Temple is something that we really need in our region.” – © @bahaiworldnewsservice
The Colombia Temple was dedicated in a joyful ceremony Sunday. More than 1,000 people gathered at the first Baha’i House of Worship in the country for an emotional and long-anticipated ceremony. The gatherings marked a new stage in the unfoldment of the Baha’i Faith in the region. Read more and see more photos on news.bahai.org. #Bahai #Colombia #houseofworship #nortedelcauca
The dedication for the Baha’i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca, Colombia, is set for Sunday morning. Anticipation for the opening is building. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the ceremony. Swipe to see the latest photos from the Temple site. #Bahai #houseofworship #nortedelcauca #colombia
“We wanted the Temple to have a crown – where we could place the Greatest Name – and this also feels similar to the flower of the cocoa seed, from which life is propagated.” This crown, a yellow structure that sits atop the terracotta-tiled roof, is made out of a fluorescent material that absorbs sunlight in the day and lights up naturally with the sunset”. – Julian Gutierrez Chacón, architect of the Local House of Worship. Photo credit: Colombian Bahá’í Community
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