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Why do kashmiris carry kangri??(history question)

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Asked by Versha Malik, 29 Apr '12 01:02 pm
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Kangri, formerly called Kanger, is a pot filled with red-hot charcoals which Kashmiris carry inside their traditional long, flowing robes, called phiren, to keep them warm in chilly winters. If not in phiren, then Kangri is carried inside blankets.

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.
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Answered by Play Boy, 29 Apr '12 01:06 pm

 
  
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To keep themselves warm in winter
Answered by yashashri tawde, 29 Apr '12 01:04 pm

 
  
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To keep them warm in winters
Answered by iqbal seth, 18 Nov 01:04 pm

 
  
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To keep them warm in winters
Answered by anita dhiman, 30 Apr '12 12:55 pm

 
  
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To protect themselves from extreme cold...
Answered by vijay, 29 Apr '12 02:14 pm

 
  
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