Earlier in New Delhi, a Union Cabinet meeting was convened to condole the demise of Parrikar, following which Modi left for Goa.
BJP president Amit Shah will also be in the coastal state to take part in the funeral procession of the late leader, the party said.
The chief minister’s body has been kept at the Kala Academy to allow the public pay their tributes.
Earlier in the morning, his mortal remains were kept the BJP office in Panaji, located around three km from the Kala Bhawan, for the party leaders and workers to pay their last respects.
Parrikar, a four-time chief minister, died at his private residence Sunday evening after battling the pancreatic ailment since February last year. The IIT graduate represented Panaji Assembly seat in the state for over two decades.
Parrikar’s final journey will begin after 4 pm.
His last rites will be performed at 5 pm at the Miramar beach here, next to the memorial of Goa’s first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar, who was also cremated there.