Gunaseelam Vishnu temple Located near the city of Trichy is a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is a 5,000 year old temple on the banks of River Cauvery and carries immense mythological importance. In fact, the name is derived from Gunam meaning cure and Seelammeaning place; together meaning the place where every illness is cured. For this reason, many devotees seek shelter in this abode of Lord PrasannaVenkatesan. It is a popular belief that a bath in the holy waters of Cauvery and 48 day prayer yields miraculous results for mentally challenged patients and childless couple.