Nulenur is the place where Appa settled down with his Family for his livelihood. He also built a house in this village. Both his Father and he were the Shanbog (village Tax collector) and held a respectable position in the village. It is here that he was embraced by his Gurus Sri Shankara Bhagawan and Sri Dattaraja Yogeendra Sadguru. Dattashrama was the First ashrama established by Appa.