Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Old Goa: Photo 6
Vasco in his Sunday best. Although Vasco came to India in 1498, Portuguese rule over Goa was established instead by Afonso Albuquerque, who in 1510 defeated the forces of the Sultan of Bijapur. It happened on November 25th, the feast day of St. Catherine, which is why her image originally appeared above Vasco's.
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