Cloth markets in major Gujarat cities, including Surat, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar and Rajkot, remained shut in protest against five per cent GST on textiles.
The merchants will decide on extending the stir after GST Council's last meeting on June 30.
In the latter part of the 18th century, the region came under the Kingdom of Mysore, following a series of wars with the Madurai Nayak dynasty.
"The three-day protest ends on June 29 before the GST Council meets for the last time on June 30.
If the council does not decide on scrapping the five per cent GST on textiles, we will extend our protest," said GST Sangharsh Samiti president Champalal Bodhra.
"Our textile strike was supposed to be till June 29, but after the Bhartiya Udyog Vypar Mandal supported our cause and has called a nationwide trade bandh on June 30.
Thus, we'll continue our strike till June 30," the Chamber of Textile Trade & Industry (COTTI) President Arun Bhuwalka told PTI.
After the Vijayanagara Empire fell in the 17th century, the Madurai Nayaks established their state as an independent kingdom.
They introduced the Palayakkarar system under which Kongu Nadu region was divided into 24 Palayams.President of the association Ravichandran said the shtudown was total.He said the association submitted to the District Collector a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister seeking withdrawal of the five per cent GST proposed for textiles.Demanding exemption for textiles from the GST, Retail and wholesale shops and yarn merchants in Erode are on a three-day shut down.On the second day of the strike, called by the Erode Handloom Cloth Merchants Association, about 3,000 odd textile shops here remained closed.Incidentally, on June 30, the prime minister will inaugurate 'Textile India 2017'- a four-day mega fair - at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.