I just had this doubt and I'm not asking this in a bad sense.

Rama and Sita get married and later they go to forest for 14 years. Then they come back to Ayodhya. Sita is then sent away when she was pregnant. My question is why did it take so long for them to have children? Thank you.

  • You don't know the half of it - after they came back from the forest, Rama and Sita lived in Ayodhya for 10,000 years before Sita became pregnant; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/6527/36 – Keshav Srinivasan Aug 21 '15 at 20:27
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    @Friendy I'm not sure exactly when Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna had children. For instance, as far as I can tell this is the earliest chapter of the Ramayana that mentions Bharata's sons Taksha and Pushkala, who defeated the Gandharvas and established the cities of Takshasila and Pushkalavati: ancientvoice.wikidot.com/src-vrm:ram7-113 This chapter occurs right after the death of Sita, and Taksha and Pushkala are old enough to fight, but that's not saying much as Kshatriyas would start fighting at a fairly young age. But yeah, I'd expect the other children to be younger than Rama's. – Keshav Srinivasan Aug 24 '15 at 15:44
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    @Keshav - You say "..after death of seetha". So, when did this happen, which Ramayana says so? and you seem to be very keen and interested in killing Vishnu and his parivara devathas. Now, you kill poor goddess Seetha too, unfortunately. – user808 Oct 19 '15 at 2:41
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    Lets us not indulge in wild and foolish, speculative questions and equally wild and foolish answers and try to reason on every thing in the hindu scriptures. It is the the will and Choice of Raama and Sita to have children after 10000 yrs. Who are we to question? Tomorrow, some person will a question How did Shiva and Parvati carry on their amorous activities for thousands of years? Is there any reason behind it? What is the secret of their virility ?BTW, this incident also occurs in Valmiki Ramayana, where the birth of Kartikeya is told. – user808 Oct 19 '15 at 3:35
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    So, request moderators to please not allow such irrelavant questions which absolutely have no meaning or value..Sorry, for being bit caustic, but, there has to be a limit. These kind of questions and answers are nothing but buffonery and mockery of Hinduism in general. – user808 Oct 19 '15 at 3:53

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