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Question on Three Debts

From: Satyan, Nagu (Nagu.Satyan_at_den.mmc.com)
Date: Fri Sep 27 1996 - 11:26:06 PDT

The following extracted para is from Sri. Sadagopan's aricle  on Sri 
Raghuveera Gadhyam (digest 18), part 5. 

"Like all mortals, he had the three debts to discharge.  Emperor 
Dasaratha liquidated two of the three debts (viz), debt to Munis 
through Veda Adhyayanam and debt to the Devas through performance of 
Yajnaas.  One debt however stood out without being liquidated (viz), 
debt to the Pitrus.  When our Lord incarnated as the son of Dasaratha, 
the last debt was destroyed.  Hence, our Lord Ramachandra is saluted 
here as "Dasaratha Charama Runa Vimochana"

May I request Dr. Sadagopan to elaborate on the three debts as it 
relates to mortals and in what context/relation is the debt to Pithrus 
apllied to Dasaratha and Sri Rama?

NAGU SATYAN