The feast of saint Francis Xavier is held on 3rd December every year at
Velha Goa or Old Goa which is about 10kms east of Panaji. The
mummified body of St. Francis Xavier is enshrined in a silver casket in
one of the chapels of Basilica of Born Jesus built in 1605 by the Jesuits.
The body of the Saint is exposed to public once every
ten years and pilgrims from all over the world came to pay homage.