Sri Athulyanathesvarar Temple, is a Lord Shiva temple in Aragandanallur in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is a padal petra sthalam and Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Thirugnasambandar and Thirunavukkarasar.
According to legends, the temple was shut by other religious people and was opened by Thirugnasambandar. The Pradosha Nandi and Adhigara Nandi have move in different directions as per the request of Thirugnasambandar.
Padal Petra Sthalam
This is one of the 276 temples mentioned in Devaram which are collections of songs of these temples by Thirunavukkarasar, Thirugnasambandar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar. These collection of songs composed by the great saints describe many of these temples, deities, history, legends, sthala vruksha, temple ponds and other details about the god and temple.