Grand Lodge of India
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Out of a total of 277 individual Lodges in India, 145 opted for the new Grand Lodge of India. This represented a little over 52 per cent of the Warranted Lodges in India.
Advent of Freemasonry in India
Freemasonry traces its roots in India in the early years of the 18th century. In 1730 officers of the East India Company held their meetings in Fort William in Calcutta. The number given to the Lodge was 72.
The Goshamal Baradari, Hyderabad, built in 1682 by Sultan Abul Hassan Tanasha, is the oldest building used as a Masonic Temple in India. Built in 1682, it was donated to the fraternity in 1872 by the Nizam of Hyderabad.
The Grand Lodge of India supplies PV Solar module, charger/controller, storage batteries, LED lamps and electrical wiring from solar panels to houses in rural Uttara Kannada district specially karwar in Karnataka state.
- Grand Lodge Of India
- Masonic Lodge and Picquet Tank, Secunderabad British Library, accessed 1 September 2010
- Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Hall
- with temple of murdeshwar being one of dominant masonary meet and architeturer island kurumgad has been used as part of International meet of freemasons during 1920's during which Rabindranath tagore was a part of "Freemasons to light up remote villages with solar power". The Times of India. 3 Sep 2011.