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- 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Gunaseelam Prasanna Venkatachalapathy Temple is located 24 km from Trichy. It is located on the banks of river Kollidam. The name of the place Gunaseelam derives from “Gunam” meaning cure and “Seelam” meaning place means the place in which illness is cured. During the reconstruction of the Gunaseelam temple, the trustees have also set up a mental health rehabilitation centre that has the official stamp of the Tamil Nadu Government license. The centre is equipped with individual rooms and toilet facilities. A psychiatrist visits the centre once in every week. There are volunteers who take care of these mentally challenged people on a daily basis. Sacred water is splashed on these mentally challenged people each day during Uchi Kaalam (noon) and Artha Jaamam (night) for 48 days. Belief is that one will get cured if they sincerely offer their prayers to the Lord and follow this process. It is now become a blend of faith and modern treatment.
The temple rituals are performed six times a day; Ushathkalam at 6:30 AM, Kalasanthi at 8:30 AM, Uchikalam at 12:30 PM, Thirumalvadai at 5:30 PM, Sayarakshai at 6:00 PM and Ardha Jamam at 8:30 PM. Each ritual comprises four steps: abhisheka, alangaram , naivethanam and deepa aradanai. Since Tirupathi Lord himself appeared before Gunaseela Maharishi, it is believed that those who are not able to go to Tirupathi can visit Gunaseelam and all their wishes are said to be fulfilled here. During the Uchikalam and Arthajamam, water is sprinkled on devotees, which is believed to expel evil diseases and mental diseases.
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Center
- Pooja Shop