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