Srinagar, Dec 9: Amid modern heating systems, demand for Kangri has increased in the Valley to protect from biting cold.
The traditional firepot is sold like hotcakes in Kashmir these days due to cold weather and markets filled with bulk stock, say vendors.
Abdul Majeed, a Kangri vendor outside Hazratbal shrine said that he sold 20 kangris after Friday congregational prayers.
Similarly, another vendor Bilal Ahmad at Khanyar area of Srinagar, said that demand for Kangris is high amid new heating systems in place. Many consider it as safe to carry under Pheran. Also, the portable heater can warm each body part.