Kangri under pherans, a native Kashmiri culture to fight the cold

Kangri represents the old Kashmiri culture. Kangri is a wicker pot filled with hot embers used by Kashmiris beneath their clothing ‘pheran’ to keep them warm. Without a Kangri people cannot survive in Kashmir. The cold period begins from October till March and Kashmiris have to depend on Kangris to keep them warm. The people living in Jammu & Kashmir say that unlike the electric heaters which are harmful for health, kangris are a good option. Kangri is a necessary purchase for us because of the extreme cold here in Kashmir. Kangris have been prevalent since the olden times. Our great grandfathers and fathers used it and we also make use of it by putting fire inside it to produce heat to keep us warm and cosy.

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