"The moving 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.
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
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.
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 in 1734-74
"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"
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