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Great Men Wear a Fez


In 1922 the Shriners founded the first Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since then this unique philanthropy has grown to an extraordinary health system with 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Are you looking to learn more about the path to putting on the Fez?  Shriners International's "Be A Shriner Now" site will teach you about Shriners and put you on the path to membership.

Shriners Link to Freemasonry

Membership in the Freemasons is a requirement to join Murat Shriners. Click the Square and Compass for more information.



In 1882, the world was changing. The last bare-knuckled championship fight was held. Jesse James was shot in the back. In Indianapolis John Brush decided on another project that would change the face of Indianapolis forever. Brush, who was raised to the sublime degree in New York, pulled five of his Masonic brothers together and traveled to Cincinnati to visit the sixth temple in Shrinedom, Syrian Temple, established February 6, 1877. They wanted a Shrine temple in Indianapolis. At the time there were 450 symbolic lodges in Indiana.

Right from the start, the Indianapolis Shrine was special. While we don't know why the name was chosen, our name was the first to not have Arabic origin. The founders chose the name of the son of an innkeeper in France who left theological studies at the outbreak of the French Revolution. His name was Joachim Murat (Mur-ah) and he became a general serving Napoleon in Italy and Egypt. He was so good he was proclaimed the king of Naples in 1808. In the Nubian Desert, there is also an oasis called Bir Murat the general visited often to refresh his soldiers. Actor Rene Auberjonois, most noted for his shape shifter roles in Star Trek, is General Murat's great-great-great grandson. Murat was executed by a firing squad after a failed attempt to regain control of Naples.




Chanters Holiday Show
Fri, Nov 22
Murat Shriners
Nov 22, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Murat Shriners, Murat Shrine Temple, North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Center, IN, USA
Join the chanters as they sing songs of the holiday season! Tickets required; This festive holiday event will be presented by the Murat Shrine Chanters. Members, friends, family and general public welcome. Doors open and silent auction of Holiday items @ 6 PM, dinner @ 7, Show @ 8. Business casual
Murat New Years Eve Party 2019
Tue, Dec 31
Murat Shriners
Dec 31, 2019, 8:00 PM – Jan 01, 2020, 1:00 AM
Murat Shriners, Murat Shrine Temple, North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Center, IN, USA
East | West Shrine Game - Murat Outing
Sat, Jan 18
Location is TBD
Jan 18, 2020, 7:00 AM
Location is TBD
Join Murat Members and their ladies at the beautiful TradeWinds Resort for fun and sun on St. Petersburg Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Package price of $99 per person. Learn more and/or register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egibpwcl3c03fb8e&llr=kyvxz8jab



Murat Shriners Office

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday, Major Holidays 

510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Office: 317-635-2433

Fax: 317-686-4199