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The young Hanuman mistakes the golden orb of Suriyan (the sun) for a ripe mango and leaps skywards to obtain it. Rahu intervenes to assert his proprietorship over his habitual victim but retreats in the face of young hanuman's immense power. Rahu calls for Indra's help and the lord of the skies blasts Hanuman with his almighty thunderbolt. This is how 'Hanuman' received his identifying injury and his name, which means Disfigured Jaw.  It must be noted here that, in Thai versions of the Thai RamakienHanuman mistakes the sun for a fig and the encounter with Rahu is not addressed. 

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