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Summary of Question:How Come Guy And Girls Sit Seperate At The Gurudwara?
Category:Gurdwara
Date Posted:Monday, 10/25/1999 12:55 PM MDT

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Sat Siri Akaal.

Seating in Gurdwara is designed to balance the polarity of the sexes: men are seated on the left side (facing the Guru), and women on the right side. The Guru, of course, sits in the center, to balance this polarity. While it is best for young children to be given the opportunity to experience this polarity and role-modeling, it is not mandatory. Infants and young children, regardless of sex, will often be seated with their mothers or fathers. As the children grow, they should be encouraged to sit on the appropriate side.
-DKK



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