The Yazidis in Kurdistan have their roots in Sanatana Dharma, Hinduism.
The earliest reference to them is around 4 Century BC.
Among the roots of their Religion and Culture lies the Vedic Deity Mitra.
Sanskrit Mitra (मित्रः), the name of a god praised in the Rig Veda. In Sanskrit, “mitra” means “friend” or “friendship”.
the form mi-it-ra-, found in an inscribed peace treaty between the Hittites and the kingdom of Mitanni, from about 1400 BC.
Iranian “Mithra” and Sanskrit “Mitra” are believed to come from an Indo-Iranian word mitra meaning “contract, agreement, covenant
Mitra was adopted by Persia and was later assimilated by the Yazidis.
By practice the Yazdis are Non Dualists, Advaitins( Advaita was developed by Shankaracharya).
The Yazidis do not believe as the Higher Philosophy of Hinduism, in Good or Evil, Devil.
Shankaracharya says the same while speaking about it in Nirvana Shatgam.
Please read my post on this.
The Supreme Reality Brahman does not have attributed, Nirguna.
The Yazidis perform a form of Sandhyavandana.
Yazidis have five daily prayers:
Nivêja berîspêdê (the Dawn Prayer), Nivêja rojhilatinê (the Sunrise Prayer), Nivêja nîvro (the Noon Prayer), Nivêja êvarî (the Afternoon Prayer), Nivêja rojavabûnê (the Sunset Prayer). However, most Yezidis observe only two of these, the sunrise and sunset prayers.
Worshipers should turn their face toward the sun, and for the noon prayer, they should face toward Laliş. Such prayer should be accompanied by certain gestures, including kissing the rounded neck (gerîvan) of the sacred shirt (kiras). The daily prayer services must not be performed in the presence of outsiders, and are always performed in the direction of the sun. Wednesday is the holy day, but Saturday is the day of rest. There is also a three-day fast in December.’
The Yazidis worship Malak Ṭāʾūs , Peacock and Peacock is the vehicle of Lord Subrahmanya.
For details on this, read my post on this.
Sapta Rishis in Yazidis.
Hinduism has seven Rishis and they are entrusted with the task of laying down rules for each Aeon, Yuga.
Yazidis believe in ,
“Two key and interrelated features of Yazidism are: a) a preoccupation with religious purity and b) a belief in metempsychosis. The first of these is expressed in the system ofcaste, the food laws, the traditional preferences for living in Yazidi communities, and the variety of taboos governing many aspects of life. The second is crucial; Yazidis traditionally believe that the Seven Holy Beings are periodically reincarnated in human form, called a koasasa.”
The migration of the group led by Shiva and Ganesha from the South of India because of a Tsunami might have had a hand in these practices.
‘The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practiced in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), adapted into Greek as Mithras, was linked to a new and distinctive imagery. Writers of the Roman Empire period referred to this mystery religion by phrases which can be anglicized as Mysteries of Mithras or Mysteries of the Persians; modern historians refer to it as Mithraism, or sometimes Roman Mithraism. The mysteries were popular in the Roman military
Yazīdī are antidualists; they deny the existence of evil and therefore also reject sin, the Devil, and hell. The breaking of divine laws is expiated by way of metempsychosis, or transmigration of souls, which allows for the progressive purification of the spirit. Shaykh ʿAdī, the chief Yazīdī saint, was a 12th-century Muslim mystic who, the Yazīdī believe, achieved divinity through metempsychosis….
The chief divine figure of the Yazīdī is Malak Ṭāʾūs (“Peacock Angel”), who is worshipped in the form of a peacock. He rules the universe with six other angels, but all seven are subordinate to the supreme God, who has had no direct interest in the universe since he created it. Malak Ṭāʾūs has often been identified by outsiders with the Judeo-Christian figure of Satan, causing the Yazīdīs to be inaccurately described as Devil worshippers. The seven angels are worshipped by the Yazīdī in the form of seven bronze or iron peacock figures called sanjaq, the largest of which weighs nearly 700 pounds (320 kg).