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Welcome to District Grand Lodge of Madras

"Home to freemasonry in Southern India since 1867”

The District Grand Lodge of Madras is the administrative and controlling body of Freemasons lodge’s under the UGLE functioning in the States of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, and Kerala collectively referred to as the District of Madras for Masonic purposes.

Freemasonry has existed on the Coromandel Coast for more than 250 years the first Lodge having been consecrated in Madras in 1752.

The oldest Lodge of this Masonic District still working here is the Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No.150 which was consecrated in 1786 and celebrated its bicentenary in 1986.

About Us

Our Core Principles

In Freemasonry, there are four important values that help define the path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect, and Charity. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true now as they have at any point in the organization’s history. These principles are so universal to the basis of a working society that they are an essential way of life for each of its members

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Your charity in action

The District Grand Charity Fund Trust is the charity arm of the District Grand Lodge of Madras. We support various initiatives, including scholarships/educational aid, medical aid, and assistance to masons in distress, among others.