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Vishwa Shanthi Yagam held in Cary

Posted September 14, 2008 5:54 p.m. EDT

— Thousands of people gathered Sunday for a religious event in Cary.

Vishwa Shanthi Yagam, a ceremony designed to foster world peace, was held at Cary's Sri Venkateswara Temple.

Twenty-one priests from all over the country came to the four-day event. This was the first time Vishwa Shanthi Yagam was held in North Carolina.

Organizers estimate roughly 5,000 people attended the event.