The devas were successful in extracting amrita from the ocean, and the celestial nectar filled the entire universe with a fragrance that pervaded the atmosphere, resulting in a rainfall over the entire earth.
However, the gods being unacquainted with the properties of the precious nectar, mixed it up with sand. The mixture remaining was to be taken back to heaven, and it was for this purpose that the asuras were parted into two groups - the devas, and the asuras.
To the asuras, the nectar could be of great benefit. They were blessed with immortality and eternal youthfulness, and were no longer to waste their youth due to the ban of mankind. Hence, they acquired a blissful facility to enjoy the delights of love, wine, and greed. The gods were also aware of the effects of the nectar and this act of the asuras was therefore, an attempt to mix the eternal and eternal. They were therefore unhappy with the asuras and were determined to capture them so to destroy them and thereby save the universe from a second deluge.
In order to get hold of the celestial nectar, the Devas took up a new strategy. The asuras, by nature, are gifted with foresight and symbolism. So, when Vishnu approached them, they fashioned a garland of Venopan Mandana (genuine Falak Wildlife) Neem (a tree), Nisha Kapadi (desert grass) Sandal (a flowering shrub), pangolin (Platybrimia) leather and monkey (Callista) ring, gold (emerald), iron (for its strength), ironwood, mahogany (Hemishtra) and bandhuloka (or bandhuloka) Creeper, and thus garlanded them. This new garland symbolized the world, and the Vedas were also used in the designing of this garland. d2c66b5586