Sri Rishabapureeswarar temple is situated in the small village named Melsevur, in the district of Viluppuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Rishabapureeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Bhramma theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Sivagamam. This temple is just 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this particular place is Melsevur.
The festivals that are grandly celebrated in this temple are Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Deepavalli, New Year days, Thai poosam in January-February, Car festival for Lord Dakshinamurthy, in the month of Chithirai (April-May) transit day of planet Jupiter from one zodiac sign to the next with special pujas, Poornima day (Full moon day) and Pongal. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambu murthy. The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
The temple is built based on the Dravidian temple architectural style on a large scale. It is the most visited Lord Shiva temple in this district on all special occasion and events by the devotees and pilgrims. Special pujas and rituals are conducted on the eve of Shivarathri at this shrine. The artistic and craft skills are the wonder of this particular shrine. All the auspicious days and important religious days related to Lord Shiva are celebrated in grand manner at this shrine.
Address – Sri Rishabapureeswarar temple, Melsevur, Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu