Gandla or Ganiga is not a caste. Rather, it is a community belonging to oil pressers of Indian Mysore District. They reside mainly in Andhra Pradesh. There are various castes under Gandla none of whom eat together or even intermarry. Their main occupation may be oil pressing yet some of them involve themselves in trading of oil-seeds, cotton etc. Marriages among the Gandla is a matter of great importance as they associate their pride with it. The marriage rituals usually conform to the Telugu type with some minor differences. While a wrist thread is tied on, common salt needs to be held in hand. The groom is offered a dagger which he keeps throughoutthe ceremony. On the wedding day he wears a sacred thread. This thread is actually made up of 101 thin strings tied together. On the third day, both the Gandla Brides and the groom need to worship the jammi tree where the latter removes this string and throw it to the tree. The bride is usually married off at an early stage and we may see huge age gap between the bride and the groom. As usual, the marriage, like most of them in India, is treated as a huge celebration. Both the families tend to be equally excited with the feat. The common features of Indian weddings like the colorfulness, cheerfulness among people, beautiful Gandla bride, and handsome groom are seen. Despite the age gap most marriages reflect happiness of people of both families.