Silvesterklausen, Switzerland (photo credit Ruth Bernegger, via fotocommunity.de)Perchta or Berchta (English: Bertha), known as a goddess in Alpine paganism in the Upper German regions of the Alps. may mean "the bright one" related to the name Berchtentag, meaning the feast of the Epiphany.
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Denis Rouvre photograph
Denis Rouvre . Sadhu
Buddhist Rosary - A mala (threngwa) is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. In Tibetan Buddhism, traditionally malas of 108 beads are used. Malas are mainly used to count mantras. Shot in Leh (the old capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.)