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On the rara looking back toward the church. The path the girl facing us is walking on leads beside the church to the boat landing.
Looking back the other way again we are looking at Burenivudi on the right and Vale Levu on the left. If we continue on the path we are standing on and go past the right side of Burenivudi we will find our self on the main street of Lomanikoro. On the left, the house with the red roof is "Vale Levu", the home of Adi Lala when she is in Lomanikoro. Burenivudi is used for official meetings, ceremonies and gatherings in Rewa.
Looking a little more to the left we see the platform they used to bring Adi Lady Lala's body to Rewa. Beside it is a bolabola made for the people coming to the funeral. A bolabola is a temporary shelter made for some special occasion. But the interesting thing is the pillars you can see behind these things. They are called Namana and are the posts for the old residence of the Tui Rewa. When they built the new home "Vale Levu" they left the old posts as markers for the people buried there. In the old days when building a chiefly residence or a temple, human sacrifice was called for. So people had to get into the holes and hold the posts straight while the holes were refilled and were buried alive.
WELL! ENOUGH OF THE RARA, LETS GO ON INTO THE VILLAGE AND MY MOTHERS HOME.