It was traditional belief that he was born a prince in Lumbinī, Nepal in the Terai lowlands near the foothills of the Himalayas. He was a member of the Śakyas clan. His father, Suddhodana, was king of the clan. His mother was named Maya. He was given the name Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha means "one who has achieved his aim." Gautama was his clan name. He first tried meditation, which he learned from two teachers. He felt that these were valuable skills. At the age of 35, he was seated underneath a large tree -- later known as the Bodhi tree (species Pipal or ficus religiosus). He began to experience some major spiritual He had attained enlightenment! "He became a savior, deliverer, and redeemer." After his enlightenment: He assumed the title Lord Buddha (one who has awakened; the one who has attained enlightenment by himself).