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Sub-Continental Secrets: Freemasonry in India

An international secret society with thousands of lodges all over the world, Freemasonry has counted numerous historical figures among its members over the years. These include George Washington, Winston Churchill, Voltaire and Mozart, to name only a few. Many well-known personages of the modern era, too, are known to be members of the secret fraternity, including former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. What is less well known, however, is that the Freemasonic order is also very active in India, where it is said to boast more than 20,000 members today.

This website is devoted to the fascinating subject of Indian Freemasonry and its many adherents. Here, readers will find a range of interesting posts about this secret fraternity and its various activities – both overt and covert – on the Indian sub-continent.

300 Years of Indian Freemasonry

Freemasonry was first brought to India by officers of the British East India Company, who reportedly held their first Freemasonic meeting in Calcutta all the way back in 1730. In 1961, the Grand Lodge of India was formally inaugurated, which represents the focal point of Freemasonic activity in the country today.

Stamp of India - 2011 - Colnect 259286 - Grand Lodge Of India

Indian Freemasonry in the 21st Century

Despite its relative secrecy, Freemasonry has remained extremely active in India until the present, with more than 360 lodges located all over the country. At this site, readers can learn all about Indian Freemasonry, from the order’s most secret rites and rituals to prominent Indian freemasons throughout history.