— Waikīkī Historic Trail —From olden times Waikīkī was viewed not only as a place of peace and hospitality, but of healing.There was great mana (spiritual power) in Waikīkī. Powerful kahuna la?au lapa?au (or physicians) lived here. Throughout the 19thcentury, Hawai?i's royaltyalso came here to convalesce.One of Waikīkī's places ofhealing was this stretch ofbeach fronting the HalekulaniHotel, called Kawehewehe(or the removal). The sick andthe injured came to bathe inthe kai, or waters of the sea.They might have worn aseaweed lei of limn kala and left it in the water as a symbol of the asking of forgiveness for past sins, which was believed to be the cause of many illnesses. Hawaiians still use the sea to heal their sores and other ailments, but few come to Kawehewehe.
|Placed By||The Shore Bird Beach Broiler and Outrigger Reef Hotel|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||4Q E 621088 N 2353307|
|Decimal Degrees||21.27750000, -157.83278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 21° 16.65', W 157° 49.967'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||21° 16' 39.00" N, 157° 49' 58.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2189 Kalia Rd, Honolulu HI 96815, US|
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