Why do kashmiris carry kangri??(history question)
About 6 inches in diameter, Kangri heats up, at times, to 150 F (66 C).
Kashmiris say its an effective and economical heating arrangement.
Its much cheaper than oil-, gas-, and wood-fired heaters. All you need is 250 grams of charcoal to ignite Kangri, says 64-year-old Wazir Muhammad Mughal, a Mirpur-based migrant from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.
Mughal, a broadcaster by profession, says that Kangri can also be kept in the bed under the quilt or blanket. But for those who have never used Kangri, carrying it inside phiren can be risky, he says.