Kawehewehe

Kawehewehe (HM8K2)

Location: Honolulu, HI 96815 Honolulu County
Country: United States of America

N 21° 16.65', W 157° 49.967'

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— 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.

Kawehewehe is believed to have healing powers. For centuries, Hawaiians have come here to heal spiritual and physical ailments.

In 1912, a home here was converted to a boardinghouse known as "Grays-by-the-Sea." Its grounds were later incorporated into the Halekulani. The beach is still known today as Gray's Beach. The natural sand—filled channel thatruns through the reef makes it one of the bestswimming areas along this stretch of ocean...
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HM NumberHM8K2
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Marker Number13
Placed ByThe Shore Bird Beach Broiler and Outrigger Reef Hotel
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 621088 N 2353307
Decimal Degrees21.27750000, -157.83278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 16.65', W 157° 49.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 16' 39.00" N, 157° 49' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2189 Kalia Rd, Honolulu HI 96815, US
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