Agistike is referred to an earthen container used to hold burning embers.
An Agistike was used to keep rooms warm. It was also used to dry clothes during monsoon by keeping it beneath a balnji.
They were also used in sharpening spears, baking pottery, for staying warm, religious ceremonies, etc.,
These clay pots are filled with Combustible materials and are placed on a dining table to cook meat and vegetables.