We all know that, when Sita Devi gave Hanuman a pearl necklace, Hanuman said that its of no use to him as Lord Ram is not inside of it.

So when asked whether Lord Ram is inside him, Hanuman torn his chest apart to show that Lord Ram and Sita devi were inside him.

But what happened after this incident? What happened to Hanuman? Did he live the rest of his life with a torn chest or did he undergo some surgery to fix it?

I believe all these incidents took place in real, it is not meant to disrespect Hanuman or Lord Ram but to know the real incident fully, so please answer it correctly.


Usually bodies of Gods are having super human capabilities. Apart from the fact you mentioned in your question, as per the legend book, Ram Charit Manas, written by Tulsidas.

"Even as Surasa expanded her jaws Hanuman manifested a form twice as large as her mouth.When she further expanded her mouth eight hundred miles wide, Hanuman assumed a very minute form"

Sundar Kanda, page 820, sloka 5

So Hanuman's body was not a normal human body which we can think of and make interpretations with our senses. These are kind of mystical powers which we ordinary mortals don't have. That's why they are given the status of God in mythology.

So in my opinion Hanuman ji did not need any surgery, he showed by his powers that only lord lives in his heart and to prove his point he had to open his chest.

In our present age there has been a great saint who with the help of Hanuman ji was able to do miracles though he never claimed himself to do any thing and mentioned always it is Hanuman ji who is doing all this. He is known as Neem Karoli Baba you may read more about him on google for a starting I am giving below a couple of links.

Neem Karoli Baba


Many ascetics in Himalaya are able to develop such powers so it is no wonder that Hanuman ji had the power to heal himself.

To have an understanding of how siddhi's work is important to understand the answer you may consider reading a couple of books to understand 1) www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Self-Realization-Fellowship-Paramahansa-Yogananda/dp/0876120796/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503311391&sr=1-1&keywords=autobiography+of+a+yogi

2) www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=living+with+himalayan+masters+&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Aliving+with+himalayan+masters+

an understanding of Kriya yog googling about Kriya Baba and Kriya yog may act as starting point.

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  • That sounds unrealistic. Hindu scriptures and texts seems to be scientifically inclined many times rather than a mythology. So I'm not accepting with you. – Kawin M Aug 21 '17 at 9:57
  • what is unrealistic – user327509 Aug 21 '17 at 10:01
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    No @KawinM he must be right. Do u know that Hanuman has the 8 siddhis among which by one he can become as big as he wants and by another he can become as small as he wants? So if u consider Hanuman an ordinary being like us (who will need surgery to heal wounds) how were those acts of his can be scientifically validated? We of course can't make ourselves big or small at our wishes. – Rickross Aug 21 '17 at 10:02
  • yes this is what I wanted to say by mentioning the point that Hanuman had enlarged his body magnificently., the book which I have mentioned was written by a divine order from Lord Shiva to Tulsidas speakingtree.in/allslides/… the authenticity of this book which I quoted was very much questioned in those time when it was written, however Lord himself had to give proof in those times and this fact is very widely accepted ,a lot of examination of this book and author was done – user327509 Aug 21 '17 at 10:04
  • you may read this link to know more about tulsidas and how the book was written Tulsidas was in the era of Akbar 11 February 1556 – 27 October 1605, I am more than welcome to your comments,critics questions answer comment to my capacity until it exhausts my knowledge – user327509 Aug 21 '17 at 10:09

There is no such incident happened. Link to the answer here

The chest-tearing story does not seem to actually be there in the Ramayana, which just says this:

Rama presented to Seetha, an excellent string of pearls, furnished with superior gems, shining like a beam of moon-light; two clean and beautiful raiment and lovely ornaments. Looking towards Hanuman the monkey, Seetha, daughter of Janaka, having taken off the pearl-string from her neck, repeatedly caught the glimpse of all the monkeys. Looking at her, Rama who was acquainted with the gesture of another, spoke to Seetha as follows: "Dear Seetha! Give the pearl-necklace to a person, with whom you are pleased and in whom the following viz. sharpness, firmness, renown, dexterity, competence, modesty, prudence, virility, prowess and intelligence are ever present." The black-eyed Seetha gave that pearl necklace to Hanuman. Hanuman, the foremost among the monkeys, by wearing that necklace, which was as white as a heap of moonlight-beams, shone brilliantly as a mountain silvered by a white cloud. So it looks like Hanuman just accepts the necklace. Now it's possible that that the chest-tearing story is described in some Purana or other scripture, but so far I haven't found any.

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