To use the "Shiva Manasa Puja" as a stotra is an act of mental worship of Lord Shiva. The words of the title can be directly translated as:
- Shiva - a principal deity of Hinduism
- Manasa - mental
- Puja - worship
The "Shiva Manasa Puja" is considered to be a very beautiful text and form of worship, which not only describes and directs the yogi in the way they can devote themselves to Lord Shiva, but it also explains the benefits and experience of connecting to the Divine. It says that once the form of Lord Shiva is established in the yogi’s heart, this connection to the heart will remain, and the devotion to Shiva will be continually enlivened and made more vibrant.