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I regularly attend a religious sabha in which men sit on the right and women on the left (sometimes its men in-front and women at the back). Why are we suggested to sit seperate?

Is it because we have to act as brahmacharis and carefully avoid women as much as possible as said by a fellow user Rickross in this post Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

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  • Women are always allotted separate places almost everywhere like in transports they have separate seats/compartments.Same kind of intent might be working here.Also,i think, it simplifies crowd management. – Rickross Nov 13 '16 at 14:12
  • Also i presume that the ladies may feel uneasy sitting among guys. – Rickross Nov 13 '16 at 14:21
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    I think one of the reason also is for ease and confortness.Generally ladies will experience more confort and easyness when surrounded by ladies , than surrounded by unknown men. This arrangment also helps in keeping discipline and concentration level of audience at that place and prevents unnesscery interaction among crowd. – SwiftPushkar Nov 13 '16 at 14:34

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