Kamadhenu is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It is the first volume of the Merzcow trilogy, inspired by cattle veneration in Hinduism. The theme was suggested by the owner of the label, who visited the Care for Cows charity in Vrindavan, India, which takes care of abandoned cattle. The music is intended to be "warm and organic", and was made using granular synthesis, oscillators, and tone generators.
The album is named after Kamadhenu, a Hindu goddess who is the mother of all cows and a "cow of plenty". "Churning of the Cosmic Milk Ocean" refers to Samudra manthan.
Merzcow was originally announced as a double LP by Merzbow, but it then became a CD trilogy. Kamadhenu was followed by Surabhi. Goloka was announced as the final part of the trilogy, but wasn't released due to the label becoming inactive. Goloka was later included as part of the album Gensho in 2016. A new album called Gomata was released by Hypnagogia in February 2017.