You are here

IRVINE - "Carrying scores of deities – some of the idols standing 7 feet tall – a joyful procession of about 5,000 area Hindus celebrated on Sunday the first Kumbha Mela ever to be held outside India. The scheduling of the great gathering of people in search of inner happiness so close to the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was intentional."