|Wang Woradit (วังวรดิศ)
Thai-Pali. ‘Palace of the Glorious Ditsakun
Family’. Name of the former
House of Ditsakun
(ดิศกุล). Whereas Wang means ‘Palace’, Woradit is a
compound of the words
and dit, with wora meaning ‘superb’
or ‘glorious’, and dit being an abbreviation of Ditsakun.
However some sources say dit is also a synonym for phon (พร), i.e. a
‘blessing’, ‘gift’, or ‘divine favour’.
In that case, the name could also mean ‘Palace of the Glorious
Blessing’. Woradit is often
transliterated Woradis and Varadis, with the latter transcription
being indeed reminiscent of the Sanskrit word
‘granting of wishes’.
full name and title is Somdet Phra Chao Boromawong Teh Pra Ong Chao
Ditsaworakumaan Krom Phraya Damrong Rachanuphaap.
Note also the
pun in the name Ditsaworakumaan (ดิศวรกุมาร),
in which Ditsawora (ดิศวร) is the exact reverse of Woradit (วรดิศ),
whilst kumnaan derives from
i.e. ‘young prince’. The palace's
construction was finished in 1911 and it's architecture is in the
Today, it has
been converted into a private museum by
Ditsakun (ปนัดดา ดิศกุล),
a nephew of the Prince.
It is located at Lan Luang Road, adjacent to the Damrong
Rachanuphaap Library (fig.), which is dedicated to the works of Prince Damrong. Woradit
Palace is depicted on a Thai postage stamp issued in 2012 (fig.),
to commemorate the
anniversary of this
57th son of King
English, it is also known as Varadis Palace.