The Gods and the Demons were always at war. Neither side had the upper hand consistently, for they were always evenly matched in strength and valour.
One day, the king of Gods was riding his mount, an elephant, in Heaven. The air was sweet and fresh, the birds were chirping and the environment was alive and vigorous. In this jaunt, a great sage appeared before the king and offered him a garland as a mark of his esteem. The king accepted the garland and placed it on the trunk of his elephant. But the noble beast was irritated by the smell of...
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