In Hindu religion, Lord Vishnu is known as Hari & Shiva as Har. Dwar means gate, and it is for this reason that this place is known as Hardwar or Haridwar. Pilgrims from all over the world flock to this religious city to take a dip in the holy river Ganga to make them pure and wash their sins.
The first mention of the Mother Goddess is in the epic Mahabharat. When the armies of Pandavs and Kaurvas were arrayed
Religion & religious beliefs have been followed by the mankind from the times immemorial. With the evolution of mankind the religions have also evolved and the belief of humans has only deepened.