Freemasonry in Calcutta

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Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India.

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While the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.

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The urban agglomeration was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.

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But if I’m here, is because the masonry started here hundreds of years because this city  was at this time a very important port for the trading between Asia and Europe.

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The various temples of the Grand Lodge of Eastern India are beautiful and reflect the splendor and the rich past of this city.

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« Freemasonry was created for India » said The MWGM Harcharan Singh Ranauta of the Grand Lodge of India.  He explains with passion the significant development of the membership through during the rise of a large and young middle class. This is one of the most dynamic national Grand Lodge in the world.

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During my visit this weekend, there was the consecration of 2 new Lodge of Mark Masonry.

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Fundraising to support numerous philanthropic activities of the Grand Lodge: school, orphanage and a masonic clinic.

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A tribute was given to a member who has celebrated his 50 years of freemasonry. His wife and daughter was invited by the Lodge to attend this celebration.

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Why was the masonry is so obvious in India ?  The English, Scottish and Irish influence don’t explain everything.

Most important, this is the land of thousands gods.

Freemasonry in India is a simple way to bring all men of good will togever in peace and beyond belief. A calcutta masonic meeting open with the five most common holy books.

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I would like to thank all the brethen in Calcutta who agreed to open their doors for Terra masonica !
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