What methods were used by the Brahamanas to obtain legitimacy for the Varna system?

Several methods were used by the Brahamanas for attaining legitimacy for the Varna system. Some of them are:

  1. They proclaimed that the Varna system has a divine origin and they cited phrases of Rigveda for that purpose.
  2. They took Kings under their confidence and convinced them that this order should be followed in society.
  3. They persuaded people to believe that the status of an individual is fixed by birth.
  4. They did not allow the people from the lower caste to read Vedas and get educated.
  5. It was not easy for the Brahamanas to maintain their high status in society as they faced a lot of hurdles.

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