I have posted articles on the connection between Sanatana Dharma, called as Hinduism, and Sumeria and Mesopotamia.
Shiva connection in Haran in Turkey, Murugan was worshiped in Iraq,Narasimha and Tamil connection in Syria, Lord Rama’s name in Sumeria’s King List.
Now on Gobekli Tepe, the remains in Turkey has a Temple, Burial /worship Ground.
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“Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it’s the site of the world’s oldest temple’
Nevalı Çori was an early Neolithic settlement on the middle Euphrates, in Şanlıurfa Province, Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. The site is famous for having some of the world’s oldest known temples and monumental sculpture. Together with the earlier site of Göbekli Tepe, it has revolutionised scientific understanding of the Eurasian Neolithic.
The settlement was located about 490 m above sea level, in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, on both banks of the Kantara stream, a tributary of the Euphrates.
Note the name Kantara, name of Kandhari, wife of Dhritarashtra,Mahabharata.
Nevali Cori may be a distortion of ‘Na-Valay-Akriti’ or “Na-Valay-Akrit’.
‘Na’ (न) as in ‘Not’. ‘Valay’ (वलय) is Sanskrit for ‘Bracelet-like or Circular’. ‘Akriti’ (आकृति) is ‘shape’ or ‘design’. Nevali-Cori may be ‘Na-Valayakrit’ (न-वलयीकृत) which means ‘Not shaped like a bracelet or not-circular ‘.Nevali Cori is said to be closest in design to Kalasasaya Temple [Sanskrit: Kala (Time) + Sasaya (Good Wish or to be desired)]. Kalasasaya Temple is also rectangular in shape.
Nevali Cori may also be a distortion of the Sanskrit ‘naval’ (नवल) meaning ‘new’ and ‘akriti’ (आकृति) meaning ‘shape’ or ‘design’ and could be a reference to an architectural design which was new and different from what was prevalent at the time.
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.”