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Founded: December 15, 1921 - Warrant Scottish Constitution May 4, 1922 - Warrant Grand Lodge of India November 26, 1961


Freemasonry


Introduction

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest secular fraternal societies. Its members are joined together by shared ideals of both a moral and metaphysical nature, and by a common belief in a Supreme Being. The following information is intended to explain Freemasonry as it is practiced under the Grand Lodge of India (GLI), which administers Lodges of Freemasons in India. Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons' customs and tools as allegorical guides.

Is Freemasonry a Religion?

No, Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. You can follow your own religion and it expects you to continue to follow their own faith. It does not allow religion to be discussed at its meeting. A mason is encouraged to do his duty first to his God (by whatever name he is known) through his faith and religious practice; and then, without detriment to his family and those dependent on him, to his neighbor through charity and service. None of these ideas is exclusively Masonic, but all should be universally acceptable. Freemasons are expected to follow them

What are the principles of Freemasonry?

Regular meeting are held at:
The three great principles of freemasons are:

  • Brotherly Love - a true mason will show respect, kindness and understanding of fellow beings.
  • Relief - Masons practice charity and to care, not only for their own brother, but also for the society in general.
  • Truth - Masons endeavor for truth, aiming for high moral standards and by achieving them in their own lives.

Secrecy

Freemasonry is not a secret society, since all members are free to acknowledge their membership and will do so in response to enquiries for respectable reasons. Its constitutions and rules are available to the public. There is no secret about any of its aims and principles. Like many other societies, it regards some of its internal affairs as private matters for its members.

How do I join your Lodge or become a Freemason?

Lodge Star of the South # 101 has a wonderful history, which dates back more than 85 years. Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. It is founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth; it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

If you want to become a Freemason, it’s quite simple…

The qualifications for admission into the world of Freemasonry:

  • You have to be over 21 years
  • Men of good repute of any race or religion who belief in a Supreme Being

After reading the various pages on this website and if you are still interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity. If you don't know anyone at all who is a member, then get in touch with us telling us a little bit about yourself and your reasons for wishing to join.  If in Bangalore, contact the Lodge Star of the South,  Freemason’s Hall,  No. 2, Primrose Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 560 025 on phone +91-80-25585003 or contact the Secretary of the Lodge Star of the South #101. Arrangements will be made to meet you socially to find out more about you, and to give you a chance to find out more about us.

You would then in due course be invited to meet a committee of members from a Lodge you might be joining, prior to being balloted for membership of that Lodge. All being well, a date would then be fixed for your admission.
 

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