Pomburpa in Goa

Here church and school enjoy a lofty site worthy of the delightful Nossa Senhora Mae de Deus, Our Lady Mother of God. This is Goan Rococo being most elegant with loftiness and freedom and having balance of space in combination with an abundance of exotic decoration.

The main reredos design is borrowed from the supreme example at St. Cajetan church in Old Goa, a strong upward movement emphasized by the start from the weightier lower section with its magnificent candelabra and elaborate paneling almost the shadows, between which the tabernacle, another beautiful individual piece, is strongly highlighted. The eye is carried through the image of Our Lady to the area of light created by the high windows and groined vaulting, spilling into the crucifix with cherubs supporting the crown, high above all, forms the canopy. The delicate tracery of the stuccowork of the high vault is awesome, itself further enhanced by the theme of gold and white.

Each year of 4th February is a special day here, as it is a festival day, a church is beautifully decorated, vast flowing of a worshippers constantly you’ll see here, processions carried out with a candlelight on the evening of procession time. All along the road you’ll find the stalls are put and whole streets are lively with the crowds. There is a hot spring in Pomburpa of its own. Further on there is a island where you have to catch a ferry to go there, place is called “Chorao”, further there bridge is linked to crossing towards the southern shores of Bicholim.

There on road is continued to Aldona, after that ferry links you to a little island called Corjuem, which is situated in between to Mapusa River, standing still there its tiny fort.