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Q: Why do men and women sit on the separate sides in the Gurdwara Sahib?
A: There’s no hard and fast rule regarding seating arrangement. It is more cultural than religious. Indian men and women often sit on separate side of a congregation. This is because both feel more comfortable sitting with the same gender. Sometimes the whole family sits together as there is no hard and fast rule about seating arrangement for families in the Gurdwara Sahib.