Recently we attended the Garba at our local place and ofcourse the place was packed with Women and girls and boys and also men all attired in their fine jewellery , lovely clothes. They had two sides arranged for viewing of the dances being performed in the center. Men on one side and Women on the other side. I did sit with family and friends , mix of both men and women, but apparently thats not the norm. When I happened to visit the BAPS temple recently the same scene was played where women sat apart from men almost like two seperate sections. At our local Hindu temple there really is not strict seperations. People more involved with the bhajan or puja sit up front and late comers sit at the back. I always sit with family irrespective of all these sections. I cannot understand why they seperate because are we not one before God?