Do you store drinking water in matkas or earthen pots for cooling during summers?Summers has started in the north India. Temperature has reached in the forties. In my city Lucknow as well as in other cities of northern India we can find matkas or earthen pots being sold on either side of certain roads to be used for storing drinking water for cooling during summers. Still many people prefer to drink matka cooled water during summers instead of refrigerated chilled water.
In Lucknow, a specially designed long necked earthen pot known as 'surahi' is also popular. Such matkas or surahis are made of clay mixed with sand which makes small micro pores in the vessel through which water comes out due to capillary action. Evaporation of such seeped out water caused water to get cooled.
Do you store drinking water in matkas or earthen pots for cooling during summers?