The beautiful part of the Ashadam tradition is Women apply mehndi designs on their hands and feet in the month of ashad in many places of India. Mainly in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is considered compulsory to have mehndi designs on the palms of women.
There are many reasons to put Mehendi or Gorintaaku, the foremost reason being that it is good for health as applying this on your hands and feet prevent infections and bacteria infecting the skin. Since it’s the monsoon season and you are prone to seasonal infections Mehendi or Gorintaaku works as an antibacterial which is good for the skin. Women in due course of their household work are in constant contact with water & grime ,Mehendi or Gorintaaku prevents this. Apart from the health aspect putting Mehendi or Gorintaaku also adds beauty to your hands and feet. The main reason behind is to get rid of the effects of climate changes that may occur in this month.