finger writes and having writ moves on
not all you piety nor with shall lure it back to cancel
half a line nor all your tears wash out a word of it"
Lodge Star of the
South was inaugurated on the 15th of December 1921 under a provisional
warrant granted by the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The lodge was registered as
No. 1290 on the rolls of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
The regular charter
dated the 4th May 1922 was received later and in an emergent meeting held
on 14th February 1923 the lodge was duly consecretated by R. W. Bro. A. N.
Nisi. G.S.D., Grand Secretary, All Scottish Freemasonry in India, as the
Grand Lodge was then designated. This Lodge took the momentous and
unanimous decision to join the Grand Lodge of India at its regular meeting
held on 5th May 1961. Thus it became a Foundation member of the Grand Lodge
of India and this change was adopted by a resolution passed on 5th January
The charter granted
by the Grand Lodge of Scotland was returned on October 1961 and the
November meeting was held without a charter under a letter of authority
issued by the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
It was a happy day
when on 31st December 1961 W. Bro. B. S. Dodsankarappa S. G. Deacon and W.
Bro. P. L Venkata Rao, G Marshal were received and greeted, when W. Bro. B.
S. Dodsankarappa presented the charter issued by the M. W. the Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of India to the W. Master, W. Bro, S. P Nanjunda
Mudaliar, the first W. Master under the Indian Constitution, and the last
under the Scottish constitution. The W. Master was decorated with the
Foundation Lodge Jewel by W. Bro. B. S. Dodsankarappa. The new banner under
the Grand Lodge of India was put up for the first time on 5th July 1963.
The Lodge celebrated
the Platinum Jubilee on 15th October 1997 in the august presence of M. W.
The Grand M. W. Bro. K. L. Reddy and R. W. the Regional Grand Master R. W.
Bro K. R. Rajasekaran Nair.
We are deeply
beholden to our past masters and the various office bearers who have labored
hard to enable the Lodge to the present its proud record on this day.
A mason, it was said
"is a man of
Benevolence and charity, not sitting down contended,
while his fellow creatures, but much
more his brethren,
are in want, When it is in his power (without
Prejudicing himself or family), to relieve them"
"William Smith - A pocket companion for Freemasonry"