Among the Hindu pantheon of Goddesses, Durga literally meaning the invincible, is the most popular incarnation of Goddess Sakti. Durga is revered for her courage and strength and the ability to remove the greatest of dark forces.
The trinity of Gods, Brahma, Visnu and Siva created her combining their energies and bestowed her with their weapons and requested other gods to do the same. Thus Durga become a potent force and was ever ready to serve the Gods in their battles against the demons.
The Durga Suktam is a chant in her honor and is recited to bring vitality and valour to the chanter and dispel even their intimate fears.