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The Celestial Room of the temple represents The Celestial Kingdom, the highest of all the glories, also called the glory of the sun.
The Celestial Kingdom is where God, The Eternal Father, Rules and Reigns, so it's elevated higher than the other rooms. It has high ceilings, is lighted the brightest, and is the most beautifully designed and decorated.
When patrons enter the Celestial Room it's symbolic of entering the kingdom and presence of God. While in the Celestial Room, people whisper to show reverence to God and to maintain the tranquil spirit of the room. It's the most sacred room in the temple, (except for the holy of holies, which is through the door in the middle).
Patrons spend time in the room praying, meditating, receiving inspiration and drawing closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus. It's a special and sacred experience for members to spend time in the Celestial Room with their families because of what it represents.
"And thus we saw the glory of the celestial, which excels in all things--where God, even the Father, reigns upon his throne forever and ever; Before whose throne all things bow in humble reverence, and give him glory forever and ever."
Doctrine and Covenants 76:92-93
"There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory."
1 Corinthians 15:40-41