Have you come across a flag post, also known as Kodimaram or Dwajasthambam in all the Hindu temples that you've visited? Do you know the purpose of the Kodimaram and why everyone prays to it first before praying to the main deity in the temple?

The human body is seen as a temple in Hinduism and the temple structures are designed based on that. And Kodimaram being a vital part of a temple, represents a significant part of a human body as well.

Here's what kodimaram represents and the reason why praying to it important before entering the temple: