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
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.
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
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.