From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
A human being is said to be born under the load of three ṛṇas or debts. Deva-ṛṇa or the debt to be paid to the gods is one of them. It can be repaid by the regular and proper performance of the prescribed Vedic rites.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore