rantideva m. N. of Vishnu L. of a king of the lunar race (son of Samkriti he spent his riches in performing grand sacrifices and the blood which issued from the bodies of the slaughtered victims was changed into a river called {carmaN-vatI} Sch. on Megh. 46) MBh. Ka1v. Pur. of another king Hcar. of a teacher of Yoga and various authors , esp. of a lexicographer (= {ranti}) Cat. a dog W