The Ashada month is an auspicious month for the Coorgs(Kodavas).
Coorgs and other communities of Coorg, are celebrating Kakkada Padinett. Kakkada Padinnett is celebrated with the onset of Monsoon. While other hindu communities find the current Ashada(Kakkada in Coorg) month inauspicious for anything good., for Coorgs and other natives of Coorg, it is a auspicious month and every Coorg household will celebrated it with vigor and gaiety.
To further quote from Deccan Herald;
Kakkada Padinett (18th day of Ashada) is observed as a special day of Kakkada, the season of madd toppu, the medicinal plant which is said to contain as many as 18 types of herbs. Also, on the 18th day of Kakkada, the curative effect and the aromatic essence of madd toppu are said to be at their peak.
The generations-old tradition of Kodagu, Kakkada, is in effect, the Kodavas’ environmental initiative to conserve the locally found but fast dwindling precious flora.