"The boy was from God, so God can take him," 40-year-old kula told me when I journeyed to Dareta recently.
They are bathed with turmeric water, and sacred threads are put on their shoulders by the kula Maistri who officiates as priest.
He had left his helmet behind him, and wore only a khaki pugree with a khaki 'kula' in the centre of it.
(It is called the kundalin or kula kundalin nrh in the original).
In the kula district of Maui pigs are fattened upon the corn and potatoes raised in the district.
Such is the story of the origin of the caste, members of which often call it Sagara kula, or the family of Sagara.